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Comprehensive Carrier Screening

Comprehensive carrier screening is an at-home pregnancy genetic test that checks to see if you have a higher chance of having a baby with a serious genetic disease. It tests for 780+ genetic diseases that affect children, including cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, Tay-Sachs Disease & fragile X syndrome. It's available for individuals, couples & donors as it includes a combined report as well as your individual carrier status.

For individuals, couples & donors
Results in 4 - 6 weeks
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Saliva sample collection

Free genetic counselling included
Test is for

What's included

At-home sample collection kit

DNA analysis in a certified laboratory

Doctor reviewed test results

A consult with a genetic counsellor

Frequently asked questions

Your saliva sample is destroyed after 30 days. In unusual cases when testing takes longer than 30 days, the specimen will be retained until the report is delivered.

From the moment we receive your saliva sample, the turnaround time to get your results are 4 to 6 weeks.

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.

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 three of the most common genetic disease that affect children in Australia. Just 1 in 20 people find out they are carriers of a condition on this test.

Our Comprehensive Carrier Screening option is 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 40 partners find out that they have a high risk of having a child with one of the 780+ conditions on the test.

This test is not meant to diagnose a person with any of the conditions screened for.

As a healthcare company, we comply with the most stringent local and international privacy and security regulations. We take incredible care to use technical, process and physical safeguards to secure your personal information and protect it against misuse, loss or alteration.

Finally, Eugene doesn’t share any of your data with anyone but you, the lab, and (with your express permission) your doctor. To learn more about how our partner lab uses and stores your data, see the Fulgent privacy policy

Unfortunately Comprehensive Carrier Screening isn't covered by Medicare just yet. This is because the testing is done by our offshore lab as previously no Australian labs have offered larger panels. This is about to change and we're currently working with our Australian partner on a comprehensive rebatable offering, which we expect to be available very soon.

Yes, the individual comprehensive test is suitable for partners who were assigned the same sex at birth. You need to purchase two individual tests rather than the couples test.