Carrier Screening

As you consider starting or expanding your family, it's crucial to be informed about your genetic health.

Our comprehensive carrier screening panel covers 145 relevant genes, providing valuable insights into your risk of passing on genetic conditions to your children. With our advanced testing, you can proactively assess your carrier status for a wide range of conditions, including inherited disorders like cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, and more.

Our easy-to-understand results can help you make informed decisions about family planning and empower you with knowledge to take control of your reproductive health.

Genesys Diagnostics offers genetic counseling to review results with a specialist and discuss any clinically significant results. Our counselors will help you to understand your results and any implications they may have for your family. We will facilitate a virtual meeting between our licensed genetic counselors and you to discuss your results.

Some of the various disorders covered in our panel include:

Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Fragile X Syndrome (FXS)

Alpha Thalassemia

and 140 more

The aim of carrier screening is to provide couples and individuals with information that enhances their ability to make meaningful reproductive choices.

Who is this test for?

This test is for any prospective mothers and partners who want more information about their reproductive risks, and chances of having children with a genetic disorder. Anyone who is thinking about having children should speak to their healthcare provider about genetic carrier screening.

Process and Results

This test is performed by taking a either a buccal (cheek) swab from the individual.

Testing can be performed either before or during pregnancy.

Results can be expected within 7-14 days.

Results will be available on our online portal, please ask your provider for details.

If one parent is a carrier of a disorder, the child has a 50% chance of also being a carrier.

If both parents are carriers of a disorder, the child has a 50% chance of also being a carrier and 25% chance of having the disorder.