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Cassie Kreitner
Senior Editor

5 Things to Know About Carrier Screening (Watch!)

Learn more about how you can determine your future child’s genetic risks.

There are a lot of questions when it comes to conception and pregnancy. (What exactly is a “ fertile window?” What do you mean I can’t actually eat for two?) These can at least be answered by a quick search of a trusted source or a call to your doctor. But with the decision to have a child comes some questions that are tougher to answer: What kind of parent will I be? Will baby be healthy? For that last one, it’s possible to gain scientific insights—even before you’re actually pregnant. Carrier screening, a type of genetic testing, is one way to find out your future child’s risk of inheriting a genetic condition. Watch this video to learn about who carrier testing is intended for, how to get it, and what you can learn from the results.

Learn more about carrier screening and its benefits, and find out how to order your own comprehensive test from Invitae.

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