Extended Genetic Carrier Screening (also known as Preconception Genetic Screening) can identify those at high risk of having a child with a serious genetic disorder.
The Virtus Diagnostics Extended Genetic Carrier Screen determines your carrier status for 590 diseases and NOW INCLUDES FRAGILE X.
Screening looks at variations in you and your partners DNA in 553 genes. Some of the more common disease covered in the Genetic Screen include Cystic Fibrosis, adrenal hyperplasia, adrenoleukodystrophy and phenylketonuria. This panel also covers genes screened for those of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry and disorders on newborn screening panels
To find out what diseases are part of our Preconception Genetic Screening please click here.
Virtus Diagnostics Genetic Laboratory uses Next Generation Sequencing – the most advanced technology available.
Extended Genetic Carrier Screening is not covered by Medicare and a fee of $750 per person is charged.