Most people do not know they are a DNA carrier for an inherited genetic disease until they have a child with the condition. Everyone has the chance to be a carrier for a genetic condition regardless of ethnicity, family background, or family history. It is common to be a carrier for at least one recessive genetic disease.
Genetic carrier testing can help you and your partner learn about the chance to have a child with a genetic disease before or even during pregnancy. With Horizon genetic carrier screening, you can have screening for one or many genetic diseases in one simple test. Before having carrier screening, it may be helpful to learn more about genetics and inheritance of diseases.