Carrier Screen Canada
What is Carrier Screening?

Carrier screening is a genetic test that is used to determine whether an individual is a carrier of a genetic disorder before they have any symptoms. Carrier screening tests are typically offered to individuals who have a family history of a genetic disorder or belong to certain ethnic groups that have a higher risk of carrying certain genetic disorders.

When should carrier screening be considered?

Carrier screening is typically recommended for individuals and couples who are planning to have a child or who are already pregnant and are at increased risk for certain genetic conditions due to their family history or ethnicity. It is also often recommended for people who have a child with a genetic disorder or for couples who have experienced multiple miscarriages or stillbirths.

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As an individual, who can I contact to get a carrier Screen test?

You can contact a healthcare provider or genetic counselor to discuss your options for a carrier screening test and to determine which test may be appropriate for you. They can also assist with ordering and interpreting the results of the test. If you do not have a healthcare provider, you can also search for a genetic counseling clinic in your area or check with local hospitals for testing services.

Why Choose Galenvs Carrier Screen Test?

Informed Medical Decisions with Actionable Genes

Our test is designed with actionability in mind and based on the latest guidelines established by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) for carrier screening. The 114 genes included in our panel are all actionable, meaning they can be used to make informed medical decisions. This includes:

  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Tay-Sachs disease
A Clear and Concise Genetic Report

In addition to being comprehensive, our carrier screening report is also designed with actionability in mind. It provides clear and concise information on each of the 114 genes, making it easy for healthcare professionals to understand and act on the results.

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*Consultation with a genetic counselor is available upon request. 

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