Understanding your results

How to make sense of your results and understanding your options.

Our honesty policy.

Genetics is only one part of the pregnancy puzzle. This test does not cover all risks associated with pregnancy, so always stick to best practices and guidelines regardless of the result and regularly consult with your obstetrician or GP during your pregnancy.

What to make of your 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.

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.

What happens if you get something?

Understanding risk to make empowered choices.

In the off-chance that you get back something, understanding this risk in advance can help you be practically, emotionally and culturally prepared to make empowered choices that feel right for you.

Emotional considerations

Getting test results back can be confusing and worrying. Our counsellors help you through this with thoughtful guidance and support 24/7.

Practical considerations

Knowing your options can be empowering only if you can understand them. We help you decode the medical acronyms and navigate your choices.

Cultural considerations

Planning a family can be influenced by religion, culture, family, experiences and more. We find you the support networks that understand you.

Emotional considerations

Let’s call it like it is: Health information can bring up all sorts of worries and questions that we aren’t always emotionally prepared for. Our genetic counsellors are trained to help people through this with thoughtful guidance and support.

Navigating the self

Genetic testing can sometimes change the way people see themselves, perceive risk, and plan their future to include what’s important to them.

Navigating the partner

Having a carrier partner can bring up confusing emotions. Eugene counsellors help people navigate this complex intersection of health and relationships.

Navigating the “we”

Finding out health information as a couple can be stressful. Eugene counsellors can help couples consider what’s important to them.


Practical considerations

Knowing your options can be empowering — if you can manage to get through the acronyms, bureaucracy and google search blackholes. Eugene gives each person immediate, trustworthy information when they need it.

Doing it naturally

Some conceive naturally and accept the risk, others undergo further testing of the fetus and even consider termination should results be unfavorable.

Taking advantage of science

Some do IVF & PGD to significantly reduce the risk of having a child affected by the genetic disease, but this can be expensive and time consuming.

Something else entirely

There are a million ways to have a family. Adoption, donor eggs, sperm, or embryos are all options many consider.


Cultural considerations

Planning a family is a deeply personal choice that is influenced by our perspectives, families, friends, cultures, religions, personal experiences and more.

Getting good care means having a support network who understand you. We embrace cultural diversity as we hand-select the best and most caring counsellors who understand your perspective.

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Share this with the people you trust to speak to about your health — whether that's your partner, parent, doctor or friend.

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