Comparing ethnicity-based and expanded carrier screening methods at a single fertility center reveals significant differences in carrier rates and carrier couple rates
June 2019 – Genetics in Medicine
Expanded Carrier Screening (ECS) has become the standard of care for patients seeking fertility treatment over traditional ethnicity-based genetic screening panels. Due to the increased likelihood that individuals seek to become single parents, not knowing the genetic status of their donation partner, and the recent developments of cost-effective genomic technologies, genetic screenings have become increasingly accessible. New York Reproductive’s Dr. Avner Hershlag co-authors this study comparing the effectiveness ethnicity-based carrier screening and the newer expanded carrier screening to ensure a healthy, live birth baby.