Carrier Screening

The first step to responsible family planning

In relationships, it's great to have things in common. But when it comes to your genes, sometimes differences are a good thing.


Most of us are "carriers" of hidden DNA changes that don't affect our own health. But if you and your partner are carriers of the same disease, your future child could be at risk.
 

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Most people can be carriers of a disease that causes changes without knowing it. If both partners are carriers, they have a 25% risk of having an affected child with a recessive genetic disease and a 50% risk that the child will be a carrier like the parents.

 

Taking the test early gives prospective parents the opportunity to make informed decisions and review the range of options available to guide pregnancy and family planning.

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Easy and comprehensive testing

The Diploid test checks your DNA for more than 280 genetic conditions, including cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, Fragile X syndrome and spinal muscular atrophy.


This is the same test your gynecologist may offer you at your 8-week appointment, but there's no reason to wait. The sooner you know your results, the better.

Most babies born with a rare genetic disease are born to parents with no family history of the disease.

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Ready to take the next step but don't know where to start?

Well... you don't even need to leave your home to take a genetic test!

 

Accessing your genetic information begins and continues within the comfort and safety of your home.

Where do I start?

Step 1

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Request an online test

  • Request your genetic test online and we will put you in touch with a telehealth clinician who can order the right test for you.

  • If you prefer, your physician can order the test. This way, you can start the conversation with your trusted physician.

Step 2

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Provide a saliva sample

  • You will receive a saliva collection kit by mail.

  • Simply provide a saliva sample and mail it to Diploide's U.S. laboratory.

  • We also offer cheek swab kits for children and others in need.

Step 3

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Review the results with your physician

  • If you have started your order online, you will receive a text message and email when your results are ready.

  • Log in to the myDiploid portal to view your results, including recommended next steps.

  • You can discuss your results with a genetic counselor and share them directly with your healthcare team to incorporate into your treatment plan.

  • If your doctor ordered the test, you will receive your results and can work together to incorporate them into your healthcare plan.

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What if I am a carrier?

 

For most people, carrier screening provides great peace of mind.

 

If the results indicate that you are a carrier for a disease, the next step is usually to test your partner, since for most diseases, both of you must be carriers for your baby to be at risk.

 

If both you and your partner are carriers, Invitae's genetic counselors can help you understand your baby's exact risk, as well as your options, which include:

 

 

  • diagnostic testing during pregnancy to be better prepared

  • alternative conception options

 

How much does genetic testing cost?

You have a lot on your mind, and the last thing you need to worry about is another medical expense.

 

Carrier screening is covered by many insurance plans. However, Diploide offers very competitive prices for you (and your partner if also need testing). 

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Your privacy is very important to Diploide

We take privacy very seriously; one of our fundamental principles is that patients own and control their genetic data.

You can explore our privacy policy at any time to set your preferences and control the use of your data.


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