Carrier Testing for Common Genetic Diseases

Carrier Testing for Common Genetic Diseases

Carrier testing can rule out the chances of a few common inherited diseases. These genetic diseases are not linked to family history. Generally, a blood test can determine whether both parents of the baby classify as a carrier for one of these diseases. Some examples of these diseases include:

  • Cystic fibrosis, or CF, is a chronic disease that can harm reproductive, digestive, and respiratory systems
  • SMA is a disease that destroys nerve cells, which causes children to lose muscle control
  • Fragile X is a disease that causes a mental delay

Please check with your physician if you have concerns or questions related to carrier testing.