NJ20 Carrier Risk Assessment Test

Autosomal recessive inherited disease

In average, each person carries 2.3 genetic conditions
  • Carriers are usually asymptomatic and will never be aware of it unless they perform a genetic carrier screening
  • 2 out of 5 people carries defective genes 
  • For example, around 10% of the Chinese population are thalassemia carriers, while most of them are unaware of the condition 
  • Defective genes can be inherited and causing diseases

Autosomal recessive genes effects your child up to 75%

  • Caused by autosomal recessive genes
  • Owning a pair of recessive genes will lead to autosomal recessive inherited disease 
  • Carrier with only one copy of mutation for a recessive disease has no symptoms
  • With two carriers as parents;
  • The child will have up to 25% chance of inheriting a carrier gene and being born with a severe disease. 
Even if the child is not born with disease, there is still a 50% chance that the child will become a carrier, with the defective gene affecting offspring constantly.   

NJ20 prevents your offspring from life-threatening inherited diseases

  • Reveal the genetic conditions of you and your partners
  • Analyse the genetic risk of your children
  • Hereditary risk assessment for better preparation
  • For positive result cases, you can minimize the risk of carrier diseases with IVF and related technologies



NJ20 Carrier Risk Assessment Test screen 20 common carrier diseases for your offspring

Suitable targets

Spouses who:

  • Planning to give birth
  • Early pregnancy
  • Conducting in-vitro fertilisation

Test Specifications

Test Code
Specimen Requirements
Turnaround Time
Next generation sequencing (NGS)
6 mL blood in EDTA tube/ buccal swab
2-4 weeks

How to get started

Our tests must be ordered by a doctor. Ask your doctor if a Mygenia test is right for you. We can help you find a doctor if you don’t have one.

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