What Genetic Screening Looks For
Clarity Genetics has a comprehensive set of genetic screens — both single screens or sets of screens known as "panels." We offer two basic types of screens: carrier screens (which everyone can benefit from) and preimplantation screens (which are for couples pursuing in vitro fertilization). Everyone carries genetic conditions within their DNA. Clarity Genetics screens for the most common genetic conditions within any population to determine if you carry one of these and ultimately, to uncover your risk for passing it to your children.
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
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
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) 661-7966Discuss Your Screening Results