Comprehensive, actionable carrier screening
Horizon genetic carrier screening helps couples determine the risk of passing on serious genetic conditions to their child. It can be performed either preconception (ideally) or during pregnancy.
Carriers are common, and family history is not a predictor
Carrier screening facilitates informed decision-making and early preparation
- Get genetic counseling
- Pursue alternative reproductive options
- Undergo diagnostic testing
- Assemble an appropriate care team and specialist facility for delivery
- Plan financially and prepare emotionally
- Access early interventions including FDA-approved treatment and clinical trials
Leading-edge technology meets support for your patients and practice
Horizon carrier screening leverages next-generation sequencing technology to give your patients comprehensive insights on their risk of passing on serious genetic conditions. Horizon uniquely combines actionable results with support resources tailored for your patients and practice.
High detection rates — advanced technology detects more carriers
Traditional genotyping tests can miss up to 44% of carriers detected by Horizon.2
Spinal muscular atrophy
Traditional screening misses ~60% of patients Horizon identifies as at risk.2
CBC (complete blood count) and electrophoresis testing alone could miss 90% of alpha- and 6% of beta-hemoglobinopathy carriers detected by Horizon.2
Comprehensive support — tools and services meeting provider and patient needs
1Archibald, A., Smith, M., Burgess, T. et al. Genet Med 20, 513–523 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/gim.2017.134
2Westemeyer, M., Saucier, J., Wallace, J. et al. Genet Med (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41436-020-0807-43.
3American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Committee Opinion #690, March 2017.