Individuals from African ancestry show high prevalence of Sickle Cell anemia, with roughly 1 in 13 children from African ancestry, born in the US, carrying the genetic mutation. At the same time, Sickle Cell anemia has been associated with child mortality rates ranging between 50 to 90% in Africa. In addition to sickle cell anemia, several other diseases also show high prevalence within the African Community.
Additionally, diabetes is also a huge concern, with diabetes being 60% more common in African American Community compared to Caucasians in the US.
Our African Community Kit is designed to assess your and your family’s genetic risk for Sickle Cell anemia, Diabetes, Beta thalassemia, Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.