Genetic Carrier Screening | Horizon Advanced Carrier Screening


Exceptional breadth and depth carrier screening

Horizon carrier screening helps couples determine the risk of passing down serious genetic conditions to their child. It can be performed either preconception (ACOG recommended) or during pregnancy.

Tests For:

Up to 274 autosomal recessive and X-linked conditions

Collection Sample:

Blood draw / Saliva sample

Factors to Consider for Genetic Carrier Screening

Like any prospective parent, you want to maximize the chance of having a healthy baby. Understanding what carrier screening is and how it works can help determine whether it is appropriate for you and your partner.

Everyone has two copies of 23 chromosomes — one set from your mother and one from your father for a total of 46. However, sometimes these genes can be abnormal. If you have one normal chromosome and a mutated counterpart, you are considered a “carrier.” If two carriers with the same mutation have a baby, they may pass on a genetic disorder. These types of disorders are called recessive conditions.

A carrier screening panel can reveal if you and/or your partner are carriers of the same recessive disease traits. Horizon carrier testing checks for up to 274 recessive and X-linked conditions that you could unknowingly pass on to a baby.


Why choose Horizon?

Advanced technology, greater clinical confidence


Horizon supports you by offering:

  • Complimentary pre- and post-test genetic information sessions with board-certified genetic counselors
  • Next-generation sequencing—the latest technology—to provide better detection rates
  • One of the first labs to screen for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • A comprehensive Jewish carrier screening panel—appropriate for both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jewss
  • Five screening panels customized for specific populations, and à la carte ordering options
  • Patient-friendly reports, fact sheets, and videos to help you understand your results


Natera: Helping You Achieve Your Dream of Parenthood

Looking for a trusted genetic carrier screening company? Natera is a brand leader in women’s health, and we are committed to helping prospective parents achieve their dream of having a healthy baby.

In addition to our Horizon carrier screening test, we offer prenatal and evaluations that extract high-quality cell-free DNA (cfDNA). This method can produce precise results to help you choose the appropriate medical course of action. Talk to a doctor about whether Horizon or other screenings may be right for you.

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