Q: I was tested and found to be a carrier for a certain condition, does my partner only need to be tested for that one disease or do they need to repeat the full panel?

If a woman completed testing first and was found to be a carrier for a certain autosomal recessive condition, her partner only needs to be tested for that certain condition. If she was found to be a carrier for a X-linked condition, her partner does not need to be tested. If a man completed testing first and was found to be a carrier for a certain condition, his partner will be recommended to have testing for the certain condition as well as the X-linked conditions included on our panel. If you have questions about what testing your partner should complete, contact a Laboratory Genetic Counselor to discuss appropriate testing.
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