Equitable and Actionable Carrier Screening

Carrier screening is for all patients

We offer carrier screening panels that focus on providing equitable care, regardless of a patient’s ethnicity or family history. Taking into consideration evidence-based guidelines from multiple societal bodies, these panels have been designed to meet the needs of a multi-ethnic population, provide actionable results, and improve patient outcomes.

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80% of babies born with a genetic condition have parents with no family history of that condition1

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If both parents are carriers of the same autosomal recessive genetic condition, then in each pregnancy, there is a 25% chance of the child having that condition.


If a mother is a carrier of an X-linked genetic condition, each son has a 50% chance of being affected by that condition. 

What is Carrier Screening?

Carrier screening is a type of genetic testing that determines if you are a carrier of an autosomal recessive or X-linked genetic condition and evaluates the risk of the condition affecting your child. Many individuals are not aware of being a carrier for specific conditions because there are typically no visible symptoms and no evidence of the condition in their family history. However, if both reproductive partners are carriers of the same condition, there is a risk the condition will affect the baby.

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Benefits of carrier screening

  • Learn if you are a carrier for specific genetic conditions
  • Understand the risk of your child being affected by an inherited genetic condition
  • Consider reproductive options to reduce your risk
  • Be informed on early intervention and treatment options
  • Improve preconception, pregnancy, and postnatal planning

Use cases in which early insights help our patients

Early Advantage Panel

The Early Advantage Panel screens for 68 conditions and is the first of its size to incorporate conditions that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommends be included in newborn screening (NBS). The list of conditions that the HHS recommends all states use in their NBS programs is known as the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP) and was compiled based on evidence that supports the benefits of early diagnosis and the availability of effective treatments.

Despite this recommendation, most state NBS programs do not include all of these conditions. The Early Advantage Panel is a powerful tool that provide you with more pregnancy and birthing options, shorten the diagnostic odyssey, and prepare you to begin any necessary treatment right after birth.  

View the complete list of conditions included in the Early Advantage Panel below:

Super Panel

The Super Panel screens for 145 conditions that are common, severe, early onset, and are clinically actionable. This panel prioritizes intelligently curated gene selection and comprehensive technology to provide an equitable carrier screening panel for all patients, regardless of their ethnicity or family history.

View the complete list of conditions included in the Super Panel below:

Genetic Counseling

We offer genetic information sessions both before and after carrier screening so you understand your reproductive risk and feel comfortable deciding next steps. Our board-certified genetic counselors can walk you through how carrier screening works, how results are determined, and provide information about multiple reproductive options. Genetic counseling services may also be available through your healthcare provider. Speak with your provider for additional details.

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Coverage and Affordability

Coverage and Affordability

We are here to help make carrier screening affordable and accessible to all patients. Our Patient Care team works directly with insurance providers to learn about prior authorization requirements and coverage of carrier screening, so you know what to expect. If you do not have insurance or have insurance coverage concerns, we offer financial assistance and self-pay options.


Your carrier screen result will indicate if you were found to be a carrier of any of the conditions on the carrier screen panel. If you screen positive for one or more conditions, detailed information about the conditions, risks, and next steps are included on the report. Following a positive carrier screen result, testing of your male reproductive partner is typically recommended to determine reproductive risks. All conditions for which you screened negative will also be listed on the report.

It is important to remember that it is very common to receive a positive result on your carrier screen and a positive result does not necessarily mean that any children will be affected by the condition. Genetic counseling is recommended to learn more about what a positive result means and what next steps are needed. A negative result means that no known disease-causing mutations were identified in the tested genes. A negative result does not eliminate the possibility of being a carrier for the condition but does make it very unlikely.

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