Carrier screening looks at your genes
It is a genetic test for you and your reproductive partner to look at what genetic conditions you may pass on to your children.
Did you know:
About 1 in 20 individuals is a carrier for either CF, FXS or SMA
About 1 in 240 couples have an increased chance of having a child with either CF, SMA or FXS
9 out of 10 of carriers have no known family history
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