The Program for Jewish Genetic Health is working with the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center to provide the community with private genetic counseling and testing for common Jewish genetic diseases.
Please note that this process is NOT for cancer genetic counseling or BRCA testing.
The best time to get tested is before contemplating a pregnancy (and not just the first one!), since many more reproductive options are available then. This could mean as early as before starting to date, before getting engaged, before getting married, or while planning a pregnancy. Please note, you must be at least 18 years of age to consent for genetic testing.
To learn more about preconception carrier screening, watch this video.