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Good Start Genetics to Announce Validation Study Results for its Next-Generation DNA Sequencing Platform During an Oral Presentation at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)
Date:10/12/2011

ardless of ethnicity.  Because this platform is highly scalable, it overcomes the cost limitations of the older, first-generation Sanger technique, which although also highly accurate, has had very limited use in routine clinical practice.  

Good Start Genetics will soon be offering testing services to U.S. fertility clinics through its state-of-the-art CLIA approved lab for all genetic disorders recommended by the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and several national Jewish advocacy organizations.

The study abstracts are available online at www.asrm.org.

About Good Start Genetics

Good Start Genetics is setting the new gold standard for carrier screening in routine clinical practice by making testing for the most comprehensive set of known and novel disease-causing mutations accessible. After years of development and rigorous validation, Good Start Genetics has harnessed the power of next-generation sequencing and other best-in-class technologies to provide highly accurate, actionable, and affordable tests for all ACOG and ACMG recommended disorders. For these reasons, fertility specialists and their patients can have a high degree of confidence in their carrier screening results and no longer have to compromise accuracy for price.

These tests were developed and their performance characteristics determined by Good Start Genetics™. They have not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. However, the laboratory is regulated under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) as qualified to perform high complexity clinical testing, and the tests have been analytically validated in accordance with CLIA standards.


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