It's a saliva test you can do at home. Just mail the sample back to us.
You get a qualified genetic counsellor to help you at every stage.
Video chat with your counsellor when it works for you — after hours too!
Honest, actionable, clinical grade advice you & your doctor can act on.
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.
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.
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.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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