What is the Carrier Screening test?
The Carrier Screening test provides information regarding the parents’ genetic background and how their children may be impacted. By knowing each parent’s genetic risks, families can understand the possibility of a child being affected by certain hereditary conditions.
How is Carrier Screening test performed?
The Carrier Screening test is a simple saliva collection that can accurately determine carrier status. Results are reported back to your healthcare provider within approximately three weeks.
What do “Negative” results indicate?
A “Negative” result indicates you are not a carrier of any of the variants tested, which can provide significant peace of mind. However, no test can detect all of the possible genetic variants. Even if your test results are negative, it is still possible that your baby could inherit a genetic disorder.
What do “Positive” results indicate?
A “Positive” result tells you that you are a carrier of a genetic variant and you could be at risk of having an affected child. In most cases, it is important to find out if your partner is also a carrier.
Why get tested?
The Carrier Screening test offers prospective parents the option to obtain important information about their genetic make-up. You may want to get tested if:
You are thinking of having a child.
You are considering freezing your eggs or sperm.
You are currently pregnant.
Assess the risk of having a child with genetic disease.