Reproductive genetic carrier screening assesses the chances of your patient and their reproductive partner having a child affected by the genetic conditions tested. These conditions can have a significant impact on the child’s health and development. Individuals often have no knowledge that they are carriers of a genetic condition.
Genetic carrier screening is recommended for those patients planning and trying for a baby. Carrier screening offers valuable information for family planning, enabling your patients to make informed choices about pregnancy and their reproductive health. This testing is safe and reliable and can be performed either by blood test or cheek swab.
As of 1st November 2023, there is a new rebate for genetic carrier screening tests for three common conditions: Fragile X (FXS), Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Learn more about it here
Virtus genetics policy can be found here
For individual expanded screening testing: Your patients’ sample and personal information will be made available to Fulgent for the purposes of providing test services and performing related activities.
Find out more about Genetic Carrier Screening and frequently asked questions in the video below.
Which test has been selected by your doctor?
Refer to section 2 on the test request form your doctor gave you. If these don’t match, continue with the order and we’ll contact you to clarify the request and arrange payment.
Please complete the ordering process and our genetic counselling team will contact you to arrange an appointment.
There is no charge for a genetic counselling appointment. If you choose to have screening, payment for the test will be processed after your genetic counselling appointment.