Carrier screening is a genetic test used to determine the carrier status and reproductive risk of individuals and couples intending to get pregnant. Insights are used in family planning to identify the most promising reproductive options. Until recently, the practice has been restricted to a limited number of single-gene tests offered mainly to higher-risk individuals or populations based on race, ethnicity, or ancestry. But the landscape of carrier screening and its role in reproductive health are changing fast.
Keep up with these changes by downloading our interactive carrier screening eBook series: Decoding carrier screening.
Part 1: Expanding horizons in reproductive health
- Carrier screening, expanded carrier screening, and the importance of screening early
- Important questions raised with new screening technologies
- Expanded carrier screening best practices