Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) (cont.)
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What If I Am a Carrier?
It is more common to be a carrier of a genetic disease, such as cystic fibrosis (CF), than to have the disease. If tests show that you are a carrier of a disease, your partner also should be tested. Both parents must be carriers of a disease for a child to have the disease.
The tests are not 100% accurate, so a person may test negative and yet be a carrier. If you are a carrier and your partner tests negative, there is still a very small chance that you will have a child with the disease.1
If you and your partner are both carriers of a genetic disease, there is a 1-in-4 (25%) chance that your child will have the disease.
Is the Test Accurate?
About 90% of the time, the test accurately shows whether or not a person is a carrier of an Ashkenazi Jewish genetic disease. So there is a small chance that you may be a carrier of one of these diseases even if the test results are negative.1
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