How we choose what we test for:
1. All disorders are recommended by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG).
2. Full gene sequencing with deletion and duplication analysis.
3. Actionable results; no reporting of variants of unknown significance.
4. Enhanced Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) testing to help identify silent carriers.
5. Severe and prevalent disorders seen across all ethnicities.
6. Reports can be issued for an individual and also together as a couple in a combined couple's report.
Recessive genes and X linked full list click here.
Eugene’s carrier screen is an at-home DNA test that helps you identify if you have a higher chance of having a child with a serious genetic condition. The best time to do this test is before getting pregnant or within the first trimester.
Our comprehensive carrier screening tests for over 260 genetic conditions., including common conditions like Cystic Fibrosis, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Thalassemia, and Tay-Sachs disease.
For the full list of genes we check for click here.
Carrier screening can be done at any time. However, as with everything in pregnancy, timing is of the essence - the further along you are, the more limited your options become in the unlikely event of a high-risk result.
If you are nearing the end of your first trimester in pregnancy and would like to complete eugene’s genetic carrier screening, please reach out so that we can best support you.
In the same way that you’ve got your mum’s eyes and your dad’s nose, we’ve been passing on genes from parent to child, forever.
However, family history is not a good predictor of whether a child has an increased risk of being born with a genetic condition. In fact, 90% of babies born with a genetic condition had no family history of it!
70% of people find out that they are a carrier of a genetic condition. This has no impact on their health but could impact their children’s health. If you and your reproductive partner are both carriers of the same condition, there is a 25% chance of having a child with that condition. About 1 in 40 people find out that they have a higher chance of having a child with a genetic condition.
Having this knowledge before or early in pregnancy opens up your options to:
1. Confirm whether or not a pregnancy is affected with a diagnostic test
2. Use the latest IVF technologies to prevent passing on the genetic condition
3. Conceive naturally with the knowledge to prepare for the possible birth of a child with a genetic condition.
4. Use a donor sperm, egg or embryo.
The results of carrier screening can help you understand if you have a higher chance of having a child impacted by a genetic condition so that you can make empowered and informed reproductive choices.
Eugene’s experienced genetic counsellors are here to provide the support you need to understand your results and explore the potential next steps, which may include preparing for the birth of a child at increased risk, prenatal diagnosis, IVF with preimplantation genetic testing, or other equally important options.
Our system automatically recognises the person who orders a kit as a Eugene member. If you are purchasing for people other than yourself, please use their name and contact details during checkout.
When purchasing an extended carrier screening test for yourself and your donor, please choose the ‘individual+donor’.
70% of people find out they are healthy carriers of at least one genetic condition. Most of these conditions are only passed on if both biological parents carry the same condition. To give you the best chance of getting the most complete picture of your risk profile, we recommend testing you and your reproductive partner.
Here are the benefits of completing a Eugene Couple’s Carrier Screening rather than a Eugene Individual Carrier Screening.
It is more economical to purchase a couple’s test than two individual tests, Whilst we can provide a small discount for your partner’s test, it will end up more costly to purchase two individual orders than one couple’s test.
2. Carrier rates
Statistics show that 70% of the individuals that we screen will come back as a carrier of at least one condition on our panel. If this is the case, it's likely that screening your reproductive partner would be the best next step.
Our test has a 3-6 week turnaround time, which means that if we screen you both at the same time, we should get both results back at a similar time. Testing individually could have a 12-week turnaround time or longer for both results.
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If you have any specific questions about our test, you are welcome to book a free chat with one of our friendly genetic counsellors at a time that suits you.
You can find the full list of conditions screened for here.
The results of Eugene’s proactive heart heath test can help you learn if you are more likely to develop a cardiovascular (heart) condition.
The results of this test may indicate that you carry a genetic variation in one of the 84 screened genes that may increase your chance of developing a genetic heart-related condition, including those that affect:
It’s important to know Eugene’s proactive heart health test cannot diagnose you with a heart condition or guarantee that you will ever develop a heart condition. This test cannot exclude the chance of developing a heart condition due to other genetic or lifestyle factors.
Suppose your results identify an increased chance of developing heart disease in your lifetime. In that case, your genetic counsellor will explore possible management options with you so that you can take measures to lower your risk.
Eugene’s genetic counsellors can organise referrals to tertiary clinical services to facilitate management. Management may take place in the form of:
Eugene's heart health test is for healthy individuals who would like to be proactive about their heart health through understanding their risk of developing a cardiovascular condition.
This test can help you better understand their genetic risk of developing heart conditions and create a personalised risk report and action plan.
It’s important to know that this test cannot diagnose you with a heart condition, confirm if you have a heart condition, or tell if you will ever develop a heart condition.
If you have a family history that suggests you’d benefit from seeing a doctor or heart-health specialist, we’ll reach out and let you know prior to testing your sample.
You can find the full list of conditions screened for here.
The results of Eugene’s proactive cancer risk test can help you learn if you have an increased chance of developing different cancers in your lifetime. The test screens for 65 genes known to be associated with different types of cancers, including breast, ovarian, bowel, kidney, prostate, stomach, pancreatic and brain cancer.
Approximately 5% of people who choose to have proactive cancer risk testing find that they carry a variation in one of these 65 genes, which may increase their lifetime risk of developing cancer. These results may inform management options that can reduce the chance of cancer developing. Depending on your results and the specific type of cancer risk identified, your genetic counsellor can explore possible options, including:
Your genetic counsellor will discuss your results with you and explore what, if any, screening or management options are available. Eugene’s genetic counsellors can refer you to specialist tertiary clinical services who can work together to create a customised cancer-risk management plan based on your needs and specific results.
It is important to understand that Eugene’s proactive cancer risk test cannot diagnose you with cancer or guarantee your cancer risk. This test cannot exclude all risk factors or causes of cancer. A negative (where no changes are found) test result does not rule out the risk of developing cancer.
Suppose you have a strong family history of cancer or health or lifestyle risks that may impact your cancer risk. In that case, your genetic counsellor may recommend a referral to a tertiary clinical service for review.
Eugene’s proactive cancer risk test looks for inherited gene variations that increase someone’s risk of developing some of the most common types of cancer – including breast, ovarian, bowel and prostate cancer.
This test can help you better understand their genetic risk of developing certain cancers and create a personalised risk report and action plan.
This test is not targeted toward adults who are undergoing management for an active cancer diagnosis, for children, to diagnose cancer, or to confirm the presence/absence of a familial gene variant.
If you have a personal or family history that suggests you’d benefit from seeing a doctor or cancer specialist, we’ll reach out and let you know prior to testing your sample.
eugenecare+ is the new subscription service that allows us to provide ongoing clinical care and support, specific to you and your family's test results. Testing panels and genetic research is always evolving and by subscribing to eugenecare+, we will provide updates on all new changes to your results while also providing you with a selection of support services from our experts, research partners and genetic counsellors.
We have two paid tiers for eugenecare+, one for individuals and one for families. You can view the benefit tiers and see what is included in each option.
We would recommend subscribing to eugenecare+ as we can provide ongoing support and clinical services over the lifetime of your results. As genetic research and testing panels are always changing, subscribing should give you peace of mind that you are receiving the best and most up-to-date information, specific to you and your family. Alternatively, you can coordinate a pay-as-you-go session with our genetic counsellors for a fee of $250 AUD.
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