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Do both my partner and I need to be screened?

By Masorti Judaism 19th Feb 2021

For recessive Jewish genetic disorders, BOTH partners in a couple need to be carriers for the SAME condition for your children to be at risk of being born with that condition. If the results of your screening show that you are not a carrier for any of the disorders being tested, then it is not necessary for your partner to be screened for these conditions. However, if you are found to be a carrier – it is essential that your partner is also screened to check whether they are a carrier for the same condition.

NOTE – even if both you and your partner are carriers for the same disorder, there are options for ensuring that your children are not born with this disorder.

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