Expanded Carrier Screening


More about Carrier Screening:

  • Ordered by a healthcare provider
  • Blood or saliva sample required
  • Performed on one or both biological parents
  • Performed before or during pregnancy
  • Includes post-test genetic counselling
  • Useful for family planning
  • Recommended even if there is no family history of disease
  • Results made available to your healthcare provider within 2-3 weeks
How to Order



Expanded Carrier Screening is ordered under the guidance of a healthcare provider. Contact us if you need help or have questions.

Frequently Asked Questions for the Test

Have a question about genetic testing? Check out our frequently asked questions (FAQs) or contact us.
I’m already pregnant. Should my partner and I get tested at the same time?

With this expanded carrier screen, you and your partner have the option to take the test independently (i.e., at different times) or at the same time. If you are already pregnant,taking the test together may allow more time for planning, decision making, additional testing, and early intervention, if necessary.

The test occasionally adds new, detectable conditions to the test protocol and additional details to its reports. If the test makes enhancements to the test during the gap(s) between pregnancies and you want to take advantage of those enhancements, you will have to pay for and take the test again. LifeLabs Genetics does not keep your sample on file for future test reruns.

No genetic test can provide a 100% guarantee that you will have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Expanded Carrier Screening looks at up to 288 different genetic conditions. The screen can identify over 99% of possible mutations in most of the genes screened, but it does not rule out all possible conditions.

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Genetic testing can seem complicated. Our team of certified genetic counsellors and client-care specialists are available to support you along the way.

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