Genetic Screening

It is now possible to check if your baby has a chance of inheriting genetic conditions. The conditions that testing is currently available for are cystic fibrosis, spinal muscular atrophy, and fragile X syndrome.

It costs about $350 per person tested for all three conditions. It is usual to test the mother or the father first, then arrange testing for the partner if a copy of the gene is found, so there is potential that both parents would need the test.