Please print and bring the requisition to your healthcare provider for signature. Unsigned requisitions will NOT be accepted at any LifeLabs® location.
If your healthcare provider has already given you a signed paper requisition, please bring it directly to a LifeLabs® location to pay and complete your testing.
Expanded Carrier ScreeningExpanded Carrier Screening by LifeLabs Genetics is a genetic screen for would-be or expecting parents that can detect whether the parents unknowingly carry genetic conditions that may be passed to their future children.
About Expanded Carrier Screening
Who is the test for?
Expanded Carrier Screening can be performed at any time prior to or during pregnancy on one or both biological parents. This test should be considered by individuals with a personal or family history of a genetic condition and are concerned about passing it to their children, individuals of ethnicities with higher incidences of specific genetic conditions and people unaware of their family history.
What is this test used for?
Expanded Carrier Screening looks at up to 569 different hereditary conditions that, together, occur in 1 in 550 births. This can help provide important information for family planning and helps with decision making and/or enables better preparation for the baby’s arrival.
To understand more about this test click on learn more:
Blood or Saliva Sample
Reproductive Health & Pregnancy
Test Turnaround Time
Results available to ordering physician within 2-3 weeks
LifeLabs® Patient Service Centre (BC, ON, SK)
Saliva Sample Collection Kit (sent to your home)
All other provinces/territories please call 1-84-GENE HELP (1-844-363-4357)
- Expanded Carrier Screening Patient AidDownload PDF