Getting Tested

How?  Carrier testing is done through a simple blood or saliva test ordered through a healthcare provider.  You must specifically request carrier screening, this testing is not automatically ordered by your doctor.  Once ordered, results typically take 2-3 weeks.

To get the process started, contact a genetic counselor.  To find a genetic counselor in your area, click here.

You can also request a referral to a genetic counselor from your primary care doctor or OB/GYN.

Cost:  Often, health insurance covers carrier screening. Contact the genetic screening service or your insurance carrier for information.

If you are interested in planning a screening event, please contact us.

Available anywhere in the US:

JScreen At-Home Jewish Genetic Screening: Easily accessible, at-home, saliva-based testing.
To request a screening kit go to


Some Local Providers Offering Screening:

GenRISK Adult Genetics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
P: 310-423-9914

UCLA Prenatal Diagnosis Center 
300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3102
Los Angeles, CA 90095
P: 310-825-0300

USC Perinatal Group
Visit the Keck School of Medicine of USC website for locations

Also, check with your personal physician about screening.

Seeking in-person screening in another state?

The Center for Jewish Genetics maintains a list of providers across the US.  To find someone near you, please click here.

Providers, contact us to get listed as a GeneTestNow healthcare provider who can offer patients carrier screening.

Have a question?

Contact us at
or 844-GENE-TEST