Beacon Ashkenazi Jewish Female Carrier Screening Panel
The Beacon Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screening Panel analyzes genes for pathogenic variants known to cause recessive genetic disorders seen at high carrier frequencies within the Ashkenazi Jewish population. This test also screens for Fragile X Syndrome*, hemoglobinopathies, and spinal muscular atrophy.
Who Is This Test For?
This test is optimized for individuals and couples of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry (people whose relatives include Jewish people from eastern or central Europe) and who are interested in carrier screening. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommends that couples of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry be offered carrier screening for Tay-Sachs disease, Canavan disease, cystic fibrosis, and familial dysautonomia. Furthermore, advocacy groups such as the Jewish Genetic Disease Consortium also recommend testing for other disorders such as mucolipoidosis IV, Niemann-Pick disease type A, Fanconi anemia group C, Bloom syndrome, and Gaucher disease.
Our technology establishes Beacon as the most intensive carrier screening with the highest accuracy available.