Carrier Screening

Carrier Genetic Test in Kenya

Carrier screening is performed in order to find out if a person that has no signs or symptoms of a disease is a carrier of a gene for a genetic disorder.

Carrier screening is recommended for the following people:

Couples planning to start their families and want to know about their carrier status.

Any individual or couple going through assisted reproduction, including IVF.

People with a family history of a genetic mutation.

High-risk population groups for specific diseases.

Couples who are already pregnant and want to know whether their child has a risk of having a genetic disease.

Any individual wishing to know more about their genetic background.

Sperm and oocyte donors, and recipients of sperm or oocyte donation.

Required Samples

A simple cheek swab sample is needed. We can also use dried-blood spots or whole blood

Carrier Screening Packages

KIBs provides the following carrier screening packages:


We provide tests for single genes including sickle cell disease, A-Thalassemia, B-Haemoglobinopathies, Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Fragile X , and Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

Order a Single Gene Test


This panel detects 19 genetic diseases recommended by The American College of Medical Genetics (ACMG) and The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) due to their high incidence and severity. Diseases tested for include A-Thalassemia, B-Haemoglobinopathies, Cystic Fibrosis, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Fragile X, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Phenylketonuria, Fanconi Anemia Group C, Tay-Sachs Bloom Syndrome, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia, Galactosemia, Gaucher Disease, Medium Chain Acyl-CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency, Mucolipidosis, Type IV, Niemann-Pick Disease, Types A/B, Phenylketonurea and Smith-Lemli-Opitz Syndrome.

Order a Guidelines-Based Carrier Test


Single panel for 229 diseases that have moderate to severe, well-defined phenotype and high cumulative frequency. The Comprehensive panel includes all diseases of the Guidelines Based panel, and covers a wide range of metabolic, cardiovascular, hematological, muscular, immunological, neurological and pulmonary diseases amongst others.

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Order a Comprehensive Carrier Test


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What information is reported in the test report?

  • The variant data collected is analyzed.
  • All clinically significant variants that are classified as pathogenic or likely pathogenic as identified in the latest clinical and scientific publications and databases are reported.
  • Variants that are identified with unknown significance but fall within a protein-coding region and are predicted to effect a protein change are also reported.
  • Please note, benign and likely benign variants, as well as Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) are not reported.
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Newborn Screening Test Features & Overviews

  • DNA Consent

    Consent will be signed.

  • Integrity and Ethics

    We act with honesty and adhere to the highest ethical and moral values.

  • DNA Test Reporting Forms

    Clients will declare how the reports will be received and by whom.


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