Hereditary Carrier Screening

Advanced Genetic Solution’s Hereditary Carrier Screening Test utilizes full gene sequencing to provide insight on whether or not a patient may be a carrier of a recessive genetic disorder, allowing the ordering provider and patient to make well-informed family planning decisions.

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What is Hereditary Carrier Screening?

Carrier Screening is a simple non-invasive test that looks for genetic changes (gene mutations) that are linked to many of the most common and devastating diseases that can be passed unknowingly from parent to child.

The Hereditary Carrier Screening is for parents and prospective parents, and provides information regarding whether an individual’s genetic make-up has genetic mutations that are linked to a recessive disease that could be passed onto their offspring. The results provide information on the likelihood that a child will inherit one of a number of rare diseases.

By knowing each parent’s genetic risks, families can understand the possibility of a child being affected by certain hereditary conditions.


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:

Who should get tested?

Comprehensive preconception and prenatal carrier screening test that follows the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendations everyone who plans on having a child should be tested.

While everyone that wants to have children should get tested, some diseases are linked (and have higher carrier rates) in specific ethnic groups. Testing is even more strongly recommended if you are:

How is the Hereditary Carrier Screening Test performed?

The Hereditary Carrier Screening test is a simple saliva-based 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.


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