Blood Test in Florida
There are two ways you can check your status -- directly and indirectly. Your doctor can take your blood and send it to a lab for tests to see if you are a carrier for any one of nine diseases. (Read our article for more information). The testing is covered by insurance, and there should be no cost other than office and lab co-payments since insurance companies acknowledge the possibility of higher risk in the Jewish population. Results should be back within two weeks. Testing through Dor Yeshorim (listed below) is the second and more discreet approach.
The Victor Center for Jewish Genetic Diseases at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, under the leadership Dr. Deborah Barbouth, focuses on raising awareness of Jewish genetic diseases and provides affordable genetic counseling and screening for healthy individuals at risk of being carriers of a gene mutation for at least one of these diseases. The goal of this program is prevention of these devastating genetic diseases, thus making the birth of your child a time of celebration and great joy.
1120 NW 14th Street - 8th Floor, Miami
(305) 243 - 4524