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Table 1 SMA carrier results of 52 married couples (n = 106) and 10 obligate carries couples (n = 20) using real-time qPCR analysis

From: SMA carrier testing using Real-time PCR as a potential preconception screening tool

Subjects Ratio of detected carriers Range Mean SD SE CV%
Both Parents Carriers (n = 66) 57.4% 0.326–0.93 0.65 0.15 0.019 23.41
One partner Carrier (n = 32) 27.8% 0.48–0.93 0.7 0.14 0.035 19.85
   1.0–4.0 1.57 0.68 0.17 43.39
Both Parents Normal (n = 6) 5.2% 1.03 – 2.4 1.5 0.5 0.2 31.9
Obligate Carrier (n = 20) 0% 0.4–0.6 0.5 0.07 0.02 13.3