Expanded Carrier Screening

$995

  • 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
  • Cost: $995 for first member of couple and $795 for the second member of the couple
    • Provincial or private healthcare insurance coverage may be available)
  • Results made available to your healthcare provider within 2-3 weeks
How to Order

THIS TEST INCLUDES

A post-test genetic counselling session from Counsyl with summary letter

Sample collection

Support for test selection, requisition completion, status inquiries, provincial funding applications

Detailed report of results for an individual or couple

Proactive call to the ordering healthcare provider when abnormal results found

TEST DETAILS

TEST FORMS, OPTIONS, AND ORDERING DETAILS

Counsyl Foresight 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 for more time for planning, decision making, additional testing, and early intervention, if necessary.

Counsyl occasionally adds new, detectable conditions to the test protocol and additional details to its reports. If Counsyl 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. Neither Counsyl nor LifeLabs Genetics keeps 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. Counsyl is a carrier screen for 175 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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How to Access to Genetic Testing

Our Customer Care Team is here to support patients and healthcare provider through this process, please contact us.

STEP 1

Learn about<br> LifeLabs Genetics <br>testing

Learn about
LifeLabs Genetics
testing

STEP 2

Choose a test with your healthcare provider

Choose a test with your healthcare provider

STEP 3

Get the appropriate forms online

Get the appropriate forms online

STEP 4

Healthcare provider completes forms

Healthcare provider completes forms

STEP 5

Submit sample, requisition and payment* to LifeLabs

Submit sample, requisition and payment* to LifeLabs

STEP 6

Speak to your healthcare provider about your results

Speak to your healthcare provider about your results

*Most tests have provincial funding coverage; however in some cases payment must be required. The list of required documents, funding criteria and pricing is available on the product specific webpage.

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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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