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 www.JScreen.org
Some Local Providers Offering Screening:
GenRISK Adult Genetics
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
UCLA Prenatal Diagnosis Center
300 Medical Plaza, Suite 3102
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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.