What is Carrier Screening?
Carrier Screening provides information regarding the parents’ genetic background and how their children may be impacted. By knowing each parent’s genetic risks, families can understand the possibility of a child being affected by certain hereditary conditions.
How is REVEAL™ performed?
The REVEAL™ test is a simple saliva collection that can accurately determine carrier status. Results are reported back to your healthcare provider within approximately three weeks.
Why get tested?
The REVEAL™ test offers prospective parents the option to obtain important information about their genetic make-up.
You may want to get tested if:
You are thinking of having a child
You are considering freezing your eggs or sperm
What do negative results indicate?
A negative result indicates you are not a carrier of any of the variants tested, which can provide significant peace of mind. However, no test can detect all of the possible genetic variants. Even if your test results are negative, it is still possible that your baby could inherit a genetic disorder.
What do positive results indicate?
A positive result tells you that you are a carrier of a genetic variant and you could be at risk of having an affected child. In most cases, it is important to find out if your partner is also a carrier.
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