Pregnant or thinking about it?

Make empowered choices with our at-home carrier test and online genetic counselling.

Starts at $479

Or from $40 a month

Do it all from home — video calls for counselling + free shipping.

Not sure if this test is right for you? No worries, we include a free session with a genetic counsellor before we send your sample kit. After your call, if you feel like the test is not right for you, we’ll refund you every dollar.

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How Eugene works:

It's just saliva

It's a saliva test you can do at home. Just mail the sample back to us.

Practitioners who care

You get a qualified genetic counsellor to help you at every stage.

Never leave your couch

Video chat with your counsellor when it works for you — after hours too!

It's medical grade

Honest, actionable, clinical grade advice you & your doctor can act on.

Let’s start at the beginning...

We all carry gene variations that we pass to our children.

In the same way that you've got your mum’s eyes and your dad's nose, we’ve been passing on genes from parent to child, forever. Sometimes we can also pass on things like genetic diseases, even if we've never heard of them or do not have any symptoms ourselves.

Carrier screening is a genetic test that combines your personal health, family and ancestral history in one test to help you predict the risk of having a child with an inherited genetic disease.

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What is carrier testing?

Carrier testing is like a checkup for your genes.

It tests to see if you carry a gene variation that could cause a serious genetic disease in your child. The more common diseases we screen for include Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Thalassemia, and Tay-Sachs disease, but there’s a total of 300 diseases that are tested.

An important thing to know is that in most cases both partners must be carriers of the same disease for their child to be affected by it.

If two people are carriers for the same disease, there’s a 25% chance that their children will have the disease.

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What to make of the results?

You get peace of mind, or life changing information.

Most people get peace of mind.

70% of people find out they are healthy carriers of at least one disease. However, most genetic diseases can only be passed on to your child if you and your partner are carriers of the same disease.

The good thing is, most couples who have this test find out that they are not carriers of the same disease. Knowing this in advance can give you confidence, reassurance and peace of mind that you have significantly reduced your risk of having a child born with one of these diseases.

Others get life changing information.

2.5% of couples find out that they are carriers of the same disease. For these couples, there’s a 25% (1 in 4) chance that they could have a child that is affected by the disease.

This can be overwhelming, but honestly, it's really important to know. Knowing your risk can help you make empowered choices about how you plan your pregnancy, or even significantly reduce the risk of having a child affected by the disease.

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How does Eugene work?

You're always on the go — so are we.

Order tests, do video calls for genetic counselling, and find immediate and trustworthy information online. We even mail the sample collection kit to your home.

And if you need to bridge the gap with in-person care, we refer you to our hand-selected network of the most caring healthcare providers.

How the screening process works
The Eugene app is shipping mid-2019.
  • Sample: Simple saliva sample, do it from home!
  • Turn around time: 3-4 weeks
  • Appointments: Video calls with before, during and after hours slots available.
  • Lab results: Internationally accredited, medically actionable.
What is genetic counselling?

It's like having your very own personal genetics expert.

Genetic counsellors guide people in making important decisions around how genetics influences their health. They are not doctors, but are genetic specialists that are trained to identify, explore and explain genetic risk.

Our counsellors take the time to help you understand how your genetic identity intersects with your personal, family and medical history. They embrace all aspects of your experience with compassion and translate complex genetic information into language that’s meaningful to you.

Our counsellors help you make informed choices that feel right to you — whenever, wherever.

Simple pricing

One price includes everything.

Simple, transparent pricing with no surprises. We also offer interest-free financing from $40 a month to make things easier for you.

$479

for individuals

Includes the test for one person, pre and post-test counselling, taxes, shipping, handling, and everything else.

$679

for couples

Includes the test for two people, pre and post-test counselling, taxes, shipping, handling, and everything else.

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Information on carrier screening should be offered to all women planning a pregnancy or in the first trimester of pregnancy.