Expanded Carrier Screening
How to complete the Expanded Carrier Screening test
You are just five steps away from having test results:
- Learn about how this test will support your healthcare goals
- Purchase the test online
- Meet with your healthcare provider to have the mandatory requisition form completed and signed
The easiest way to have your sample collected is to request a Saliva Sample Collection Kit sent to your home. To make these arrangements call 1-844-363-4357 or email Ask.Genetics@LifeLabs.com.
- Meet with your healthcare provider to review your results
When two parents are carriers of the same genetic condition, each child has a 1 in 4 (25%) chance of having that autosomal recessive condition. Depending on the urgency of the results for the couple, individuals may wish to start with one member of the couple, and, if identified as a carrier of a genetic condition, then proceed with the other member of the couple. Sometimes, there may be provincial funding available to cover genetic testing for the other member of the couple. For individuals requiring urgent information, couples may wish to get screened at the same time to have a combined report that lists reproductive risk (chance of having an affected child) in a rapid 2-3 week turnaround. Each partner will require an individual requisition, and will submit separate samples.
Complete your requisition form
Meet with your healthcare provider to sign the requisition form.
Saliva sample or blood draw.
Get your results
Genetic testing can seem complicated. Our team of certified genetic counsellors and client-care specialists are available to support you along the way.