1.Work with your doctor to discuss carrier testing options and order your test.
2. Provide either a blood or saliva sample. Once the laboratory receives your sample, your DNA will be tested and your doctor will receive your results in 2 weeks on average (10 to 21 days).
3. Register online to track the status of your test and request results.
4. If you test positive as a carrier for a genetic disorder, talk to your doctor or one of our genetic counselors about the next steps. For many conditions, it is important that both you and your partner are tested.
Carrier screening provides you with actionable information about the risks of passing on a genetic disorder to a child. When you undergo carrier screening, your DNA will be sequenced to determine whether you carry gene variants associated with disorders like cystic fibrosis, Fragile X syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy, and hundreds of other severe conditions.
While it’s up to you and your doctor to determine which test is right for you, our most comprehensive test screens for up to 287 disorders, including: