QHerit™ Expanded Carrier Screen can be an important step in family planning
QHerit is a panel of tests that looks for certain disorders in your genes. You could be a carrier of a disease even if you don’t have any symptoms. Because carriers can pass on the disorder to their children, it’s important to get tested.
QHerit is the right choice if you or your partner:
- Are pregnant or considering having a baby
- Have a family history of a genetic disease included on the panel (it is important to share this family history with your healthcare provider to help guide testing)
- Have increased risk for specific genetic disorders
- Are of multiple ethnicities or if you are unsure of your ancestry
Your doctor can help you understand if expanded carrier screening makes sense, and may recommend that you speak with a genetic counselor to better understand the benefits of QHerit’s expanded carrier screening.