Hadassah

Israeli Ministry of Health Announces It Will Pay for Advanced Genetic Testing

Friday, Jun 15 2012

The Israeli Ministry of Health has announced that genetic chip testing--the most advanced method to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the amniotic fluid of pregnant women--will be included in the health services covered by the State.

Up until now, women have had to pay over 800 dollars for this testing. Hadassah University Medical Center is the only hospital in Israel that routinely uses genetic chip testing and has performed over 1,800 tests during the past three years. The traditional method of testing--the Karyotype test--can only identify a segment of known abnormalities and takes 21 days to provide results. "The genetic chip 'sees' 100 times more than the other test," relates Prof. Orly Elpeleg, head of the Department of Genetics and Metabolic Diseases and the Monique and Jacques Roboh Department of Genetic Research at Hadassah. In addition, it provides results within four days.

Comments

No comments yet.
First Name
Email
Comment
Enter this word:

Related Stories

alt_text

Friday, Sep 23 2016

2016 Graduates from 19 Countries Celebrate Hadassah’s IMPH Program

Singing "It's a Wonderful Country" in Hebrew, wearing their native dress, the members of the 41st International Master of Public Health (IMPH) program of the Hadassah-Hebrew University Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine celebrated their graduation.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Monday, Sep 19 2016

Hadassah Hospital Treats Terror Victims After Stabbing Attacks

This last week has brought a burst of terror attacks.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Sep 15 2016

“Stunning Results” Continue with Hadassah’s Stem Cell Treatment to Reverse MS

The Hadassah Medical Center is continuing to receive positive findings with its Phase II clinical trial using its unique stem cell approach to stop the progression and reversing the disabilities of multiple sclerosis.

READ MORE ›
alt_text

Thursday, Sep 15 2016

2012 Hadassah Stage-Four Melanoma Patient Thankfully Healthy

"Doctors in Florida who pronounced me ‘soon-dead’ can't believe that I'm healthy today,” said Hadassah melanoma patient Stewart Greenberg.

READ MORE ›

Contact Us

40 Wall Street

New York, NY 10005

support@hadassah.org

More ›

Membership Questions

membership@hadassah.org

(800) 664-5646

Donation Questions

donorservices@hadassah.org

(800) 928-0685

Missions Department

missions@hadassah.org

(800) 237-1517

Show More