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What is Horizon™ carrier screening?

Horizon looks at your genes to see if you’re a carrier for up to 274 autosomal-recessive and X-linked genetic conditions. 

 

Why screen for inherited conditions?

It is common for people to be carriers of at least one genetic condition. Carriers are usually healthy; however, they have a risk of passing on a genetic condition to their children. Horizon can be ordered before or during pregnancy.

 

EVALUATE YOUR RISK

Why screen for inherited conditions?

It is common for people to be carriers of at least one genetic condition. Carriers are usually healthy; however, they have a risk of passing on a genetic condition to their children. Horizon can be ordered before or during pregnancy.

 

EVALUATE YOUR RISK

Why screen for inherited conditions?

It is common for people to be carriers of at least one genetic condition. Carriers are usually healthy; however, they have a risk of passing on a genetic condition to their children. Horizon can be ordered before or during pregnancy.

 

EVALUATE YOUR RISK

Why screen for inherited conditions?

It is common for people to be carriers of at least one genetic condition. Carriers are usually healthy; however, they have a risk of passing on a genetic condition to their children. Horizon can be ordered before or during pregnancy.

 

EVALUATE YOUR RISK

Why choose Horizon?

Horizon supports you by offering:

  • one of the largest panels available—274 unique conditions
  • complimentary pre- and post-test genetic information sessions with board-certified genetic counselors
  • next-generation sequencing—the latest technology—to provide better detection rates
  • one of the first labs to screen for Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • a comprehensive Jewish panel—appropriate for both Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews
  • five screening panels customized for specific populations, and à la carte ordering options
  • patient-friendly reports, fact sheets, and videos to help you understand your results

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Conditions tested

We test for 274 autosomal-recessive and X-linked genetic conditions, including:

  • Cystic Fibrosis – Horizon can detect more than 500 different mutations
  • Fragile X – Horizon also detects automatic AGG interruption, further refining your risk level
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – the most common form of muscular dystrophy affecting children
  • Hemoglobinopathies – including alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia, and sickle-cell disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) – including enhanced SMA (2+0) screening to identify a silent carrier

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The Horizon process

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