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Carrier screening online patient course

Sonic Genetics offers an online course for patients who are considering reproductive carrier screening.

To register for this course: 

  • Discuss with your doctor to obtain a referral; or 
  • Register now


In any pregnancy, there is a chance the baby will be born with a serious genetic condition. The chance of this happening is low (typically 1–2 per 100 children); looking at it the other way around, 98 of 100 babies are born healthy and without a genetic condition.

Reproductive carrier screening is a blood test that can identify couples with an increased chance of having a child with a serious genetic condition. Medical authorities now recommend women and their partners be offered information about reproductive carrier screening so that they can choose whether to have the test. There is no obligation to have reproductive carrier screening; it is your choice.

Sonic Genetics has developed an online education course about reproductive carrier screening for women and their reproductive partners.

In doing this course, you will be able to learn more about reproductive carrier screening, including:

  • Why it is offered
  • How it works
  • When it is performed
  • Possible outcomes
  • Available options with different types of carrier screen

This information will help you have a useful discussion with your doctor about reproductive carrier screening. You can work through the material at your own pace, and go back to review sections if you wish.

This course is provided at no cost and without obligation. The course does not promote a particular type of carrier screen; you can choose not to have carrier screening, and you and your doctor are able to refer to the laboratory of your choice.


Important considerations before you start the course.

  • This course does not replace the discussion you have with your doctor about reproductive carrier screening.

  • The general information provided in this course does not adapt to your specific situation or concerns. If you have particular concerns, these should be discussed with your doctor.

  • If you are aware of a genetic condition in your family, you should discuss this with your doctor, as reproductive carrier screening may not be the best test for you.

  • The course is designed to be shared with your partner so you can have a useful discussion with your doctor. Please do not share your access code with other people, including family members, who will not be part of that discussion

The information on this website is provided for your general information and is not a substitute for the specific advice of your treating doctor.