DNA Genetic Carrier Screenings


CARRIER SCREENING PERSONALIZED SCREENING IDENTIFIES HEREDITARY DISEASES
THAT CAN BE PASSED DOWN UNKNOWINGLY TO CHILDREN

Diseases Include:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Bloom Syndrome
  • Familial Dysautonomia
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Tay-Sachs
  • Fanconi Anemia
  • Gaucher Disease and many more

Carrier screening detects gene mutations linked to many of the most common diseases that can be passed down to a child. By understanding whether a patient is a carrier, they can determine if additional steps should be considered to reduce the likelihood of their children inheriting one of these diseases. In most cases, children are not at risk, but as 80% of all recessive diseases occur in families with no known family history, our simple test can provide invaluable information and peace of mind.

Anyone can be a carrier. Carrier screening for some diseases is recommended by American College of OB/GYN and American College of Medical Genetics for all patients of reproductive age. Most insurance companies cover Carrier Testing for people of reproductive age as it is much more cost effective to prevent these diseases than treat them.

Physicians are provided a dedicated login which grants access to easily retrievable comprehensive reports through our web-based portal. Our laboratory staff is dedicated to providing accurate results, short turnaround times and reporting that is informative. We provide all physician clients with prompt shipping and results within 8 to 10 days after insurance authorization.