BabyMap is the ultimate

carrier screening test

Planning to have a baby?

...But Hold on! Did you get a BabyMap?

Already had a baby?

Carrier screening provides you and your physician with information about your carrier status for genetic conditions that can be passed to your future children. Knowing one’s carrier status allows you to:

BabyMap Carrier - The Carrier Screening Test

  • Determine the chance for future children to be affected by certain hereditary conditions  
  • Understand the available options for achieving pregnancy  
  • Make informed decisions for the future of your family 

Umm... what is a carrier?

Every person is a carrier for an average of 1- ­2 non­-working genes that can cause severe genetic disorders. Carriers are healthy and do not typically have family history of disease. As a result, it is common for individuals to be unaware of their carrier status. Identifying one's carrier status is important while planning to have a baby as this has direct implications for the health of your child. If both parents are found to be carriers of the same disease, they have a 1 in 4 chance of having an affected baby (for autosomal recessive disorders) and may choose preconception or prenatal genetic testing to make informed decisions during pregnancy. The diagram below demonstrates the inheritance pattern of an autosomal recessive disorder.

Genetic carrier screening is recommended by professional medical authorities. 

Anyone can have carrier screening perform regardless of race, ethnic background, or country of origin. Some genetic conditions are more common in certain ethnicities. However, many people are unsure of their exact genetic heritage. Carrier screening is available to all who want more information about their genetic carrier status.

The diagram below shows the inheritance pattern of Autosomal recessive conditions.

It's important to know if you're both carriers

Once we receive your sample, we extract your DNA from your blood, and subject it to a variety of tests to ensure that your DNA matches our quality standards. Your DNA is then sequenced using Next Generation Sequencing technologies

And finally...

Your genetic sequence is then subject to extensive analysis

Take 2-4 millilitres venous blood; we can suggest a great phlebotomist. Just let us know

How is it done?

Collect the blood in an EDTA tube. Your DNA is now in a safe environment. Have the tube shipped to us

Your genetic report is prepared and shared with you. Your genetic counselor will be available to discuss your results with you at a time convenient for you.

  • Long chain L-3 hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency
  • ADA Severe combined immunodeficiency (Adenosine deaminase)
  • Biotinidase deficiency
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Nonsyndromic deafness (Hearing loss)
  • X-linked Severe combined immunodeficiency
  • Fabry disease (GLA deficiency)
  • Glucose-6-Phospohate Dehydrogenase Deficiency
  • Mucopolysaccharidosis type 1
  • Niemann-Pick disease
  • X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy

Organic Acid Disorders

  • Benign hyperphenylalaninemia
  • Homocystinuria
  • Hypermethioninemia
  • Maple syrup urine disease
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Tyrosinemia
  • 3-Hydroxy-3-methylglutaric aciduria (3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA lyase deficiency)
  • Glutaric acidemia Type I
  • Methylmalonic acidemia (methymalonyl-CoA mutase deficiency)
  • Propionic acidemia

What are the conditions covered in BabyMap?

  • Congenital adrenal hyperpalsia
  • Primary congenital hypothyroidism
  • Beta thalassemia
  • Sickle cell anemia (S,S Disease)
  • Sickle cell disease (S,C Disease)

Amino Acid Disorder Conditions

Endocrine / Hemoglobin Conditions

Other Conditions

Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Conditions

BabyMap covers 171 developmental, genetic, and metabolic disorders and conditions

Why Mapmygenome?

Highly cost effective

Over 16 years of experience in Genomics

Quick turnaround time

Latest sequencing platforms

Personalized genetic counseling