Tay-Sachs Disease Report


Tay-Sachs Disease

Tay-Sachs disease is a rare genetic condition characterized by severe neurological alterations caused by neuronal death in the brain and spine and is divided in three forms. The disease-causing gene is called HEXA and encodes the lysosomal enzyme beta-hexosaminidase A, responsible for the breakdown of the GM2 ganglioside. This molecule, of a lipid nature, is found in cell membranes and, if it accumulates to toxic levels, damages the cells of the central nervous system.

1 genes analyzed

It is recommended if:

This panel is particularly suitable for those who are planning a pregnancy and want to know their carrier status, as well as for those with a positive family history of the disease.

List of main conditions:

  • GM2-gangliosidosis, several forms
  • Available in less than 24 hours
  • Based on Whole Genome Sequencing
  • Investigates SNP and Indel mutations up to 150 bp


How will my data be used?

Your data is yours. Which is why we have developed proprietary software linked to a dedicated platform, the Genome Manager, to provide you with unique access to your data whenever you want, wherever you are.

How can my doctor use the results?

You will be provided with a digital version of the raw data and reports. Thanks to these in-depth tools, you will be able to share your preferred information with your geneticist and/or doctor to indicate and plan the healthiest course for you. 

How will I receive my reports?

The first thing to do when you receive your kit is to register it on your Genome Manager account. Dante's proprietary platform will keep you up-to-date on all stages of your genetic journey, providing you with the real-time status of your sample and where you can download your free report and raw data* at any time.

*Raw data will be available free of charge for the first 30 days after release.

How can I add other reports to my account?

At any time, you can log into your Genome Manager account and visit the Shop section. Here you will find a catalog with more than 150 additional reports dedicated to all areas of health. In addition, by subscribing to our newsletter you can always see new reports and panel updates.

Our certifications