Panels and Screens

Clarity Genetics screens for up to 120 genetic disorders that can affect you, your baby, and your family's future. Most clients opt for a set of screens, called panels, that combine several individual screens for the most frequently occurring diseases or disorders. Scroll down for details on our panels or stand-alone screens.


The panels listed below were developed to meet the needs of unique groups. For the facts on each and downloadable brochures on panels, click the related link below. You should talk to your doctor about which screens align with your health, age, ancestry, and current needs.

Stand Alone Screens

A stand-alone screen can reveal your risks for passing an inheritable genetic disease or non-inheritable genetic condition to your child. Click for details on a specific disease or condition and to download its fact sheet.

Discovering Your Genetic Inheritance

Every cell in our body carries two sets of genes — a set from each parent (one from the mother's egg and one from the father's sperm). Genes are made up of chromosomes, which are made up of DNA. And by looking at your DNA, screening can reveal your risk for carrying and passing along a gene or a chromosomal abnormality to your child. Genes can be either "recessive" or "dominant." The charts below show the possible outcomes depending on the genes of the mother's egg and those from the father's sperm.

Recessive Genetic Disease

A recessive genetic disease occurs when both copies of a particular gene have pathogenic variants. If you have one copy of a gene with a variant and one normal copy of that same gene, you are considered a "carrier" for that recessive genetic disease even though you are not affected by that disease.

In order for carriers to pass on a recessive gene, both partners would have to be carriers of the same genetic disease.

Dominant Genetic Disease

A dominant genetic disease occurs when one of the two copies of a particular gene has a pathogenic variant. Only one of the copies of the gene needs to have a pathogenic variant in order for an individual to be affected by a dominant genetic disease (recessive diseases require both copies to have variants). If either you or your partner have a dominant genetic disease, you run a 50% risk of having a child affected by that genetic disease.

X-Linked Disorders

The X and Y chromosomes (often called the sex chromosomes) determine whether a baby is male or female. Males have one X and one Y, while females have two X chromosomes. Some disorders are caused by variants or alterations of the X chromosome. Generally, if a woman has a pathogenic variant on one of the genes located on an X chromosome, she is considered a carrier — and has a 50% chance of passing that variant onto her children. If she passes on the variant on to a male child, that child can be affected with the condition. Affected males will not pass the variant onto their sons, but daughters of affected males will be carriers of the variant. Female carriers rarely develop symptoms of the condition but their daughters have a 50% chance of being carriers.

Talk to a Genetic Counselor

As a Clarity client, you'll have access to personal genetic counselors who can help explain the results of your screens and provide insight on how to move forward. To schedule a personal conference to discuss your screen results, click the link below or call(866) 661-7966​

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