Vital information

Our scientific team continually reviews the Counsyl ForesightTM Carrier Screen to include DNA mutations that are clinically useful and can be reported with > 99.9% accuracy. Our couples reporting feature allows you to screen both members of a couple at the same time and receive one combined report.

Disease categories

Many of the diseases included in our screen are vital to know about. The categories below provide an overview of the types of conditions included in the Foresight Carrier Screen.

Improves with early intervention

Some of the conditions on the Foresight Carrier Screen have standard, recommended treatment that is reasonably accessible to most affected individuals. e.g. Phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency (PKU), Wilson disease, Galactosemia

Leads to shortened life expectancy

Others may decrease in average lifespan for >60% of affected individuals. e.g. cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, spinal muscular atrophy.

Causes intellectual disability

Some result in significant risk of intellectual disability, either with or without standard treatment. e.g. fragile X syndrome, Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome, metachromatic leukodystrophy.

Has limited or no treatment options

Finally, some diseases are not currently curable and effective treatment options are lacking. e.g. Krabbe disease, Bloom syndrome, Pompe disease.

Disease List