“To a pregnant patient we can draw blood and know if your baby is chromosomally normal, if it is male or female, or if you have any disease such as Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, or Patau, “he told ElIntra.com .ar Juan Aguilera, specialist in reproductive medicine. Precisely in relation to this topic, a training was carried out in our city, and it was directed to health professionals; He had a national and international presence. “For this first day we invited 2 speakers from Spain: Nasser Al Asmar Pinar, scientific advisor of Igenomix, and Dr. Pilar López, director of the genetics laboratory of Igenomix in Argentina,” Aguilera said.
There were also 3 speakers referring to reproductive genetics in Argentina: Laura Kopcow from Pregna, Buenos Aires, Edgardo Andreata from Mar del Plata, and César Sarmiento from Nascentis from Córdoba. “Today, with the advancement of technology and science, we have new tools for the genetic diagnosis of diseases that can be used daily in gynecological and obstetric consultations. For example, a pregnant patient can take blood from her arm and know if her baby is chromosomally normal, if she is male or female, or if she has a chromosomal illness such as Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, or Patau syndrome. ” These advances in technology are available to everyone here in Salta, Aguilera said, “because we have the possibility of obtaining samples and results in a short time. We can also give genetic counseling to patients before becoming pregnant, who are pregnant or who already have children with a genetic disease to prevent future babies. ” The activity was aimed at specialists in gynecology and obstetrics, but there was also a presence of psychologists, endocrinologists and biochemists.