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NTSAD - I’ve heard carrier screening can be done at home. Is that true?
Category: General Topics
It’s important for you to speak with a genetics professional prior to having carrier screening. Through some programs, a saliva sample can be collected at home and sent to a laboratory for analysis. Saliva testing does not include Tay-Sachs enzyme analysis, but may provide sequencing of multiple genes.