Carrier Status Reports
Gain health insights for 36 conditions, including 18 carrier status reports
What can Carrier Status Reports tell me?
Your Carrier Status Reports will tell you whether you are a carrier for certain conditions. If both you and your partner are carriers for the same condition, this may mean that your children are at risk for that condition. When planning a family, genetic testing is recommended so that you can be aware of the risks if you and your partner are carriers for a genetic disorder.
- Cystic fibrosis
- Fanconi Anemia
- Familial Dysautonomia
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Gaucher Disease
- Nonsyndromic Hearing Loss
- Niemann-Pick Disease
Carrier status and family planning
When two people who are carriers for the same genetic condition have a child, there is a 25% chance that the child will inherit a variant associated with increased risk from both parents and develop the condition. Half of the time, the child will inherit just one copy of the variant and will also be a carrier. Individuals who are carriers who plan to have children may wish to consult a genetic counselor or other healthcare provider prior to conceiving to discuss risk management. Close biological relatives of individuals who are carriers may also want to consider carrier testing.
We use advanced technology to analyze your DNA — a custom-designed Global Screening Array format chip, with hundreds of thousands of strategically selected probes to capture the greatest amount of genetic variation. The new chip provides us with the flexibility to add reports for more conditions, without the need to collect a new DNA sample in the future.
- You are the owner of your data and you can delete it permanently at any time.
- We will never share your data with any third parties without your explicit consent. Your reports will be shared with PWNHealth to facilitate physician oversight of your test.
- We are the only DNA company that pledges to never share your data with insurance companies.
Your health reports do not tell you whether you have, will develop, or will pass on any condition.
These reports do not include every variant or every condition. Therefore, it is possible that there may still be some risk of being a carrier even if no variants associated with increased risk are detected.
If you have a personal or family health history of one of the genetic conditions listed here, it is recommended that you consult with your healthcare provider to discuss comprehensive screening.