Genetic Carrier Disease testing is a diagnostic test that can be done as a normal part of obstetric care. This test, which can be done before you conceive or during pregnancy, can tell you if you and your partner are at risk of passing along certain genetic diseases to your children that you may not have yourself.

Here are a few of the most common diseases expanded carrier screenings test for:

Alpha-Thalassemia
Cystic Fibrosis
Fanconi Anemia Group C
Gaucher Disease
Neimann-Pick Disease Type A/B
Sickle Cell Disease
Tay-Sachs Disease

Beta-Thalassemia
Familial Hyperinsulinism
Fragile X Syndrome
Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1a
Maple Syrup Urine Disease Type 1A/1B
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)