Avenir® is a genetic carrier screen test designed to identify disease-causing mutations in your genome and evaluate your risk of having a child with an inherited disorder. Every individual carries two copies of every gene; one copy is inherited from the mother and the other from the father.
Most inherited conditions are recessive, in this case both copies of the gene must be mutated in order to cause a disease. When a single copy of a gene is mutated, the individual is clinically unaffected and considered a carrier. When both parents are carriers, there is a 25% chance of having an affected child. With four panels screening for over 500 genetic diseases, testing with Avenir® is an important step in planning a healthy family.
Why Screen For Inherited Disorders?
Be prepared. Knowing your risk can help you plan for your future and start a healthy family. Learn more about the kinds of genetic conditions tested with Avenir®.
Simple and easy process to get you started. We offer guidance throughout the process.