It's a saliva test you can do at home. Just mail the sample back to us.
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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.
While it's totally normal as individuals to carry variants, most genetic diseases can only be passed on to your child if you and your partner are carriers of the same disease.
Thankfully, 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 your risk of passing on a genetic disease is low.
On the flip side, some 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.
If only one of you happens to carry a particular disease, it's unlikely to affect your child. But we all got our genes from our families so if you are a carrier it could be important to share this with your family, so that they are aware of their risk and testing options.Learn more
Order tests, get counselling, and find immediate and trustworthy information on-the-go on the Eugene app. 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
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.
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