CARRIER SCREENING TEST

Screens for inherited genetic conditions

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Carrier screening is a genetic test to determine if a healthy person is a carrier of a genetic disorder.

People can be carriers of a mutation without realising it. Carriers may not have a family history or symptoms of a genetic disorder. Every carrier has a risk of passing on the abnormal copy of the gene to the next generation and the child of a carrier couple could be born with a genetic disorder. Carrier screening is the only way to determine carrier disorders.

CarrierGene can be offered to individuals or couples

Preconception Individual

Female or Male

Couple (Simultaneously)

Couple (Sequentially)

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Individuals may be considered for carrier screening based on a family history of a genetic condition

Both partners may be screened for CarrierGene at the same time for results.

The CarrierGene test can be performed simultanerously. If the female partner is found to be a carrier, the male partner undergo the testing as well.