Carrier Screening DNA Testing

Carrier screening is for everyone, including healthy adults
Carrier screening—before or during pregnancy—can let you and your partner know if your child is at risk of inheriting a genetic disease.

A carrier is someone who has one altered copy of a gene, called a variant, that is associated with a disease that could be passed down to a child.

It is normal to be a carrier, even if you are healthy and do not experience any symptoms.

Most of us are carriers of at least one genetic disease.

For most diseases, both you and your partner have to be carriers for the same condition for your children to be at increased risk.

More than 80% of children with a genetic disorder are born to parents with no family history or symptoms of the disorder.

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend that information about carrier screening be provided to all women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.