Carrier screening is often restricted to a limited set of variants known to have an elevated carrier rate in a particular ethnic group. This approach gives an incomplete picture of carrier risk and has the potential to provide a false sense of confidence for couples planning for a family – particularly in geographical areas with a dense population of individuals with shared ancestry.
In collaboration with our clinical services team, the Congenica platform enables truly comprehensive carrier screening for couples planning for a family. This is accomplished by constructing a combined digital genetic profile. The result is better actionable knowledge and higher family planning confidence for the couple.