Genetic carrier screening gives individuals and couple’s information about their risk of having a child with a genetic condition.

Genetic screening identifies whether you are a carrier of a range of inherited conditions. Most people are carriers of one or more genetic conditions, even though no one in their family has the condition. Being a carrier is important if the person using the sperm is also a carrier of the same condition.

We now offer 2 options for Genetic Carrier Screening: 

 1. Invitae’s carrier screening includes:

  • At Sunfert, this test will screen for over 300 types of genes which can be passed on to their children.

  • Severe and prevalent disorders seen across all ethnicities

  • Enhanced SMA testing to help identify silent carriers

  • Comprehensive Fragile X analysis, including AGG interruptions

  • Full gene sequencing with deletion and duplication analysis leading to a 99% detection rate for most genes

  • Actionable results; no reporting of variants of unknown significance


2. PGT-M: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Monogenic / Single Gene Disorders

Testing embryos for specific known genetic abnormality that couples already know that they are carrying and do not want to pass these abnormalities on to the next generation as it may cause severe disabilities in the child, especially if both parents are carriers.

3. PGT-A: Preimplantation Genetic Testing for Aneuploidies

Screening embryos for possible chromosomal abnormalities such as Down Syndrome and also reduces the risks of implantation failure and pregnancy miscarriage.