Expanded Carrier Screen
Prepare for parenthood confidently with comprehensive carrier screening
HOW IT WORKS
Clearly defined results for informed family planning.
Carrier screening is a personalized genetic test that can determine if you and your partner carry genetic mutations that can lead to serious inherited disorders in your children. A simple saliva or blood test can determine your carrier status.
The genes babies inherit from their parents pass along family characteristics like hair and eye color. Sometimes they also pass on genetic diseases, even if the parents don’t have any symptoms. If two people are carriers for the same condition, there’s a one in four chance their children could develop symptoms.
Carriers for genetic disorders are common worldwide and the only way to know your carrier status is through genetic screening.
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) recommend genetic carrier screening. 80% of children born with a genetic recessive disorder were born to parents who had no family history.
We can look for a variety of conditions
The expanded carrier screen looks for over X conditions that you could pass on to your child. Some, like Wilson disease and Phenylketonuria, can be treated early. Others, like cystic fibrosis and Bloom syndrome, require lifelong management. And some, like spinal muscular atrophy and Canavan disease have no treatments.