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Access to Carrier Screening


Speak with a genetics professional (geneticist or genetic counselor)</>

A geneticist or genetic counselor can explain testing options, interpret test results, facilitate decision making, and assist with insurance coverage. Visit the NSGC website for more information about how to contact a genetic counselor in your area.


Speak with your physician

Start the conversation about carrier screening with your physician early! Be sure to discuss your family history, any genetic diseases in the family, and your ancestry. Your doctor can help order the best carrier screening test for you and your partner.


Carrier screening resources

Many testing companies perform carrier screening. Your physician or genetic counselor must order the screening. Using the links below, you may choose to review the types of carrier screening available and print information to share with your medical provider.

Good Start Genetics</>


Counsyl, Inc.</>

Mount Sinai Genetics Laboratory


Accessing carrier screening

Consider calling a hospital based genetics program or review the following helpful websites:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


Victor Center

Center for Jewish Genetics

Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium


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