The Sarnoff Center's carrier screening program now screens for more than 190 recessive conditions, including more than 50 that are disproportionately common among Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews. We are currently the only program in Illinois to offer
this new expanded Jewish panel.
Women going through our carrier screening program are also screened for 12 X-linked conditions, including Fragile X syndrome. Men are not screened for X-linked disorders since it is highly unlikely for males to be carriers for these conditions without showing symptoms. Learn more about the conditions on the panel.
The affordable, accessible screening program uses advanced technology to provide comprehensive screening for Jewish and interfaith couples. Our genetic counselor is available as
a resource to anyone navigating the carrier screening process.
Read more about carrier screening or contact us with any questions at GeneticScreening@juf.org or (312) 357-4718.