Prepair Carrier Screening is offered at pre conception appointments and early pregnancy appointments at Sydney Mother and Baby.
This blood or saliva test, informs couples of their risk of having a child with three common inherited conditions; Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X and Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). An expanded test called Prepair Plus can check for 289 inherited conditions.
This test only needs to be done once in your lifetime and if you are not a carrier, you have a very low chance of having a baby with the condition. When this test is attended in early pregnancy, it is non-invasive to the baby. It is a blood sample taken from your arm or a saliva sample taken from both parents.
Here is some helpful information from VCGS about this testing. Please talk with Penny our Midwife or Dr Morris at your consultation if you have any further questions.