Pregnant or thinking about it?

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

Starting at $479

Why you'll love us:

Simple

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

Smart

Get counselling & reports in simple language on our easy to use app.

Caring

Get thoughtful guidance from your personal genetic counsellor.

Ethical

No fear mongering. Just honest, actionable, clinical grade advice.

Let’s start at the beginning...

Most carriers never have symptoms.

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 randomly pass on less nice things like genetic diseases, even if we've never heard of them or do not have any symptoms ourselves.

Carrier screening 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.

More on the science
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 287 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.

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.

Others get life changing information.

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.

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How does Eugene work?

You're always on the go — so are we.

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
The Eugene app is shipping late-2018.
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.

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