Carriers of a genetic condition typically do not develop the condition themselves, so there is no need for treatment. However, carriers can pass on the disease to their children.

For some recessive disorders, carriers may have mild symptoms. In these cases, a genetic counselor can provide guidance on potential health risks. In rare instances, carrier screening may reveal that a person has a less severe or late-onset form of a genetic disorder. In these cases, a genetic counselor and your doctor can help you navigate any next steps.