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Knowing the relevant genetic information about your pregnancy is one of the first steps in planning for a happy and healthy family.

The best start to learning more is using our “Pregnancy Tracker.” Just click the tab that captures where you are in your pregnancy, and we’ll show you some of your testing options.

CARRIER SCREENING

These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1

Learn more about carrier screening options.

CARRIER SCREENING

These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1  These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too. 

Learn more about carrier screening options

PRENATAL TESTING

These tests screen for chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Some of these tests can also determine fetal sex. Options at this stage in your pregnancy include noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), serum screening, and chorionic villi sampling (CVS). 

Learn more about prenatal testing options

CARRIER SCREENING

These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1 These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too. 

Learn more about carrier screening options

PRENATAL TESTING

These tests screen for chromosomal abnormalities in your baby, such as trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Some of these tests can also determine fetal sex. Options at this stage in your pregnancy include noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) and serum screening. 

Learn more about prenatal testing options

AMNIOCENTESIS

Doctors may recommend amniocentesis or other diagnostic procedures if you have a risk for a known inherited disorder or birth defect, or if you had abnormal results from a serum screen or NIPT.

Learn more

CARRIER SCREENING

These tests detect the “carrier status” of you and partner, and help determine if there’s any risk of passing on a genetic disorder, such as cystic fibrosis (which affects about 1 in 3500 babies born in the US).1 These tests may be performed before becoming pregnant, too. 

Learn more about carrier screening options.

AMNIOCENTESIS

Doctors may recommend amniocentesis or other diagnostic procedures if you have a risk for a known inherited disorder or birth defect, or if you had abnormal results from a serum screen or NIPT.

Learn more

ULTRASOUND

The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of your baby, amniotic sac, and placenta. Some major birth defects can be seen with an ultrasound. 

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If you’ve not had a test and have questions about costs or coverage, use our estimator.

If you have already had a test performed, we can help answer questions about results.

Ask questions about genetic testing options or results, or schedule an appointment.