Every Sema4 Natalis order includes an additional pharmacogenetic analysis of your child’s response to more than 40 medications that may be prescribed during childhood. Discover whether your child is likely to experience side effects or sensitivity to certain medications, including common antibiotics. For example, this analysis detects a genetic mutation known to cause sensitivity to a common antibiotic, called gentamicin. Early detection of this mutation and avoidance of gentamicin may help prevent serious side effects, including hearing loss.
This test is offered at no additional cost and can be completed using the same DNA sample collected for Sema4 Natalis.