Core Carrier Screening is an at-home pregnancy genetic test that checks to see if you have a higher chance of passing on three of the most common genetic diseases that affect children in Australia. This test screens for cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy & fragile X syndrome.
||For women — before or within first trimester of pregnancy|
||Screens for 3 genetic conditions|
||Saliva sample collection|
||Free Genetic Counselling included|
The test screens for 3 of the most common inherited genetic diseases that affect children in Australia.
CFTR — Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
SMN1 — Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
FMR1 — FragileX Syndrome
If you are a carrier, the first step is to confirm if your partner or your donor also carries the same condition. We offer this confirmation step at no charge to you.
If you are both carriers, you may consider:
This test is ideal for women before or within their first 12 weeks of pregnancy who want to get basic understanding of their chances of having a child with a serious genetic condition.
For more comprehensive coverage of your risk, our expanded and comprehensive carrier screening options covers up to 500 conditions.
Your sample is processed in a medical laboratory that is NATA (National Association of Testing Authorities) accredited and based in Melbourne, Australia.
This means they have to meet high standards to obtain national certifications and submit themselves to regular inspections.
Each test comes with a consult with a Eugene genetic counsellor to discuss your results and any options you want to consider. If you’d like, we’ll also provide specialist referrals to support your ongoing care or forward your results to your GP or specialist.
Plus you can always access our free education tools or sign up for ongoing EugeneCare+ support.
80% of babies born with an inherited genetic condition had no family history of it. That’s why Eugene’s carrier screening is relevant when you are planning a pregnancy, regardless of your family background or history.
Core Carrier Screening includes Cystic fibrosis (CF), Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and Fragile X. These are 3 of the most common genetic disease that affect children in Australia. 1 in 20 people find out they are carriers of a condition on this test.
Our Expanded and Comprehensive Carrier Screening options are much more inclusive to risks faced by everyone, because certain conditions are more common in different ethnicities — and its 2023, so most of us are more mixed than we think we are!
8 out of 10 people who do our comprehensive carrier screening test find out they are healthy carriers of at least one condition. Knowing this info in advance is really important because it can open up reproductive options and even significantly reduce the chance of passing the specific condition.
1 in 240 couples find out they have a high risk of having a child with one of the 3 conditions we screen for in this test.
With our Comprehensive Carrier Screening, 1 in 40 partners find out that they have a high risk of having a child with one of the 500 conditions on the test.
This test is not meant to diagnose a person with any of the conditions screened for.