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Invitae genetic screening

The information you need to prepare for tomorrow

If you’re thinking about having a baby or are already pregnant, you probably have a long list of questions about pregnancy and parenthood. Although genetic testing can’t tell you everything, it can give you valuable information about your baby’s future health—even before you conceive.

Carrier screening

Determine your risk of passing a genetic condition on to your child, even if you do not have symptoms of the condition yourself. Carrier screening can be done before or during pregnancy.

Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS)

Understand your risk of having a baby with certain genetic disorders, like Down syndrome, and predict your baby’s sex with this safe and simple test you can take in early pregnancy.

Carrier screening

Carrier Screening checks to see if you and your partner are “carriers” of DNA changes (called variants) that could cause your future child to inherit a genetic condition. We’re all carriers of something, but most of us just don’t know about it. In most cases, being a carrier is harmless. However, if you and your partner are carriers of the same condition, there’s typically a 1-in-4 chance that it could affect your child. Carrier screening can let you know if your future child is at risk—even before you get pregnant.

Couple considering pregnancy

When to consider carrier screening

Carrier screening is for anyone who would like to understand their risk of having a child with a genetic disorder.

It's also recommended for people who:

  • are at risk for a specific disorder based on their ethnicity, including people with Ashkenazi, African, and Middle Eastern Jewish, Arab, Druze, and Bedoin ancestry
  • have a family history of a genetic disorder
  • are planning to donate eggs, sperm, or embryos

The State of Israel Ministry of Health recommends screening tests in order to identify couples who are at risk of having children with a severe genetic disease.1 Carrier screening results allow you to plan ahead and choose the right next step for you.

The benefits of carrier screening with Invitae

Quality

Fast, high-quality genetic testing that doctors trust and you can count on. Receive your results in 10-14 days on average.

Breadth

Screen for conditions caused by up to 301 genes, including cystic fibrosis, SMA, fragile X, disorders recommended by the MOH, prevalent disorders with an elevated carrier frequency across ethnicities, and well-defined disorders that may have a severe impact on quality of life.

Pricing

Invitae offers $250USD pricing for carrier screening. If your results indicate that your partner needs testing too, their price is just $100USD.

Support

More than 20 medical geneticists and 75 genetic counselors support you in understanding genetic test results. Our Israeli team is also available to help with questions in Hebrew or English.

Non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS)

Once you're pregnant, non-invasive prenatal screening (NIPS), also known as non-invasive prenatal testing, is a test that looks for a handful of chromosomal conditions, including Down syndrome, in the free-floating baby DNA found in mom’s blood. The conditions detected by NIPS are not inherited; instead, they’re caused by abnormal changes to the baby’s chromosomes (the structure that contains your baby’s individual genes). NIPS can also tell you your baby’s sex sooner than an ultrasound—as early as 10 weeks.

Pregnant woman

When to consider NIPS

While it’s generally recommended for women over 35 or those who are considered high risk, this test is available to anyone who wants this information. In this situation you may be considered at high-risk if:

  • you are 35 years or older
  • an ultrasound of the baby has identified signs of a chromosomal condition
  • you or someone in your family has a chromosomal condition

Israeli medical and governmental groups recognize the importance of screening for Down syndrome and other chromosomal conditions during pregnancy and especially recommend screening for women at high risk.2,3 NIPS is the most accurate screen for these conditions, regardless of risk level.4

The benefits of Invitae NIPS

Quality

Fast, high-quality genetic testing that doctors trust and you can count on. Receive your results in 5-7 days on average.

Pricing

Invitae offers $99USD pricing for NIPS. Your doctor can order the test for you and Invitae will send you a bill.

Support

More than 20 medical geneticists and 75 genetic counselors support you in understanding genetic test results. Our Israeli team is also available to help with questions in Hebrew or English.

From planning to pregnant to parent—genetic information can help.

Questions? Contact us today.

1 State of Israel Ministry of Health. Recommendations for genetic testing. Published April 22, 2020. Accessed July 7, 2020.
2 Michaelson-Cohen R et al. Israeli Society of Medical Genetics NIPT Committee Opinion 072013: Non-invasive prenatal testing of cell-free DNA in maternal plasma for detection of fetal aneuploidy. Fetal Diagn Ther. 2014;36(3):242-244.
3 State of Israel Ministry of Health. Screening tests for the detection of Down syndrome. Published April 22, 2020. Accessed 7 July 2020.
4 Gregg, A et al. Noninvasive prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidy, 2016 update: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics. Genet Med. 2016;18:1056–1065.