Genetic Carrier Screening Test

Understand your reproductive options with Monash IVF's Genetic Carrier Screening Test. This simple saliva test screens for up to 410 potential genetic conditions. The best part? It can all be completed in the comfort of your own home.

This test is available to everyone. You do not need to be an IVF patient to access Monash IVF’s genetic carrier screening. It can all be completed in the comfort of your own home, or you can take advantage of our extensive pathology collection network.

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Take control of your reproductive health with Genetic Carrier Screening

If you want to have a baby one day, Genetic Carrier Screening will provide you with the information you need to make informed choices about your reproductive health.

Genetic Carrier Screening will help you understand your chances of having a baby with single gene conditions, including cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy and Fragile X syndrome.

Why you should consider Genetic Carrier Screening
To understand you and your partner's combined genetic information, so you can make informed decisions about your options for conceiving. No needles or hospitals are required - it's an easy saliva test you can do at home. Our expert genetic counselling team and fertility specialists are on hand to support you and provide you with personalised advice about your options. About 1 in 20 reproductive couples who have genetic carrier screening will find out they have an increased chance of having a child with a single gene condition.
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Buy your test

Simply order your test online and we will walk you through the process and what to expect. You will have the option of using our extensive pathology collection network or having tests delivered to you.

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Receive your test and provide a sample

The test will arrive in the mail, simply follow the instructions to provide a saliva swab. You can return your test using the prepaid envelope or drop it in at one of our clinics. A copy of these instructions can be found here.

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Receive your results

Our genetic counselling team will be in touch with your results. The process usually takes about four weeks. Most people will be reassured, but about 1 in 20 reproductive couples will find out they have an increased chance of having a baby with a single gene condition.

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Next steps

If you and your partner or donor are found to be carriers of a condition that might be passed to your children, our genetic counselling team will talk you through your options and arrange a follow up with one of our specialists. These include testing in a pregnancy (prenatal diagnosis), testing embryos before transfer (preimplantation genetic testing) and other reproductive options.

What's the cost?

Monash IVF's Genetic Carrier Screening Test costs vary depending on whether you are ordering one or two saliva tests.

The fee includes:

  • The test itself.
  • Expert analysis of your sample by leading genetic scientists.
  • Results interpretation and support from our genetic counselling team.

It is recommended that couples (or patients using a known donor) buy two tests at the discounted rate of $1,250 rather than two individual tests.

Individual (1 test) $695
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Ideal for those wanting a test just for themselves, or using international or clinic-recruited donor gametes.

It is recommended that this test be done pre-pregnancy, so that there is time to screen a reproductive partner in the future.

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Couple (2 tests) $1250
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Ideal for couples, and for those using a known donor.

70% of people carry at least one genetic condition and end up getting their partner screened. As such, it is recommended that couples buy two tests at the discounted rate of $1250 rather than two individual ones.

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"Information on carrier screening should be offered to all people planning a pregnancy or in the first trimester of pregnancy."

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Common Questions

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