Carrier screening

Determine your child’s risk of inheriting a genetic disease 

Order a test

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.
Video Thumbnail

Everything you need to know

Join certified genetic counselor Julia Wilkinson, M.S., for an in-depth walkthrough of carrier screening. You can also view a list of all the disorders we test for here.

High-quality, affordable testing

Comprehensive carrier screen

Tests 288 genes (including those in the core carrier screen) and is appropriate for all people who want a more comprehensive carrier screen. 

Affordable price

Carrier screening is available for $250, and we accept HSA/FSA payments. If your results indicate that your partner needs testing too, their price is just $100. Learn more.

Built-in support network

You don't have to figure it out alone. Genetic experts are available to guide you through the testing process, help you make sense of your results, and plan a path forward.

Video Thumbnail

Order online 

Order comprehensive carrier screening online and receive your saliva sample collection kit in the mail. An independent doctor or genetic counselor will review your information to make sure your test is right for you.  

1 Blythe SA, et al. Clin Biochem. 1984;17(5):277-283.

2 Prior, Thomas W. 2008. “Carrier Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.” Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 10 (November).

3 Committee Opinion No. 690 "Summary: Carrier Screening in the Age of Genomic Medicine.” 2017. Obstetrics and Gynecology 129 (3): 595–96.