The purpose of genetic carrier screening is NOT to diagnose you with the conditions on the panel – rather to identify if you and your partner carry gene variations that, if passed on to a child, could result in them being affected by certain conditions.
So the implications are more likely to be related to difficult choices you may need to make regarding your pregnancy plans or management. But as they say, information is power. That being said, in rare cases, testing may reveal that you are more susceptible to some manageable adult onset conditions.
Many people who had had testing with Eugene describe feeling informed, empowered and aware and we believe that is as important as the results themselves.