JScreen is a non-profit genetic education and screening program.
The JScreen test is designed for individuals between the ages of 18-45 who want to know if they are at increased risk to have a child with a genetic disease.
JScreen’s at-home saliva test indicates whether you carry certain disease genes. When both partners are carriers of the same recessive disease gene, each of their children has a 25 percent chance of being born with that disease. JScreen also tests for some X-linked conditions that are primarily inherited through the mother.
Because carriers of these diseases typically do not have symptoms, the only way to know if you are a carrier is to get screened.
Click here for a complete list of the conditions on the JScreen panel.
JScreen does not provide information about ancestry, paternity or certain health problems such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.
While unlikely, if we find genetic changes that could impact your own health, we will refer you to local resources and additional support.
* Price with insurance is the only cost, regardless of insurance coverage or deductibles. Depending on the policy holder’s benefits, the lab may file a claim with insurance for the actual cost of testing. Even if the claim is denied or insurance is not billed, your only out-of-pocket expense is the program fee listed above. Our generous donors make this discounted rate possible.
** If you choose to use insurance for one test only, combo discounts do not apply.
† If you do not have health insurance or if you choose not to provide health insurance information.
All fees are in USD.
Need-based financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Click here for JScreen’s financial assistance policy
Carrier frequency for select diseases on the JScreen panel:
Never heard of these? You are not alone. These diseases may be rare individually, but collectively the risk is significant. Everyone is at risk for being a carrier of a genetic condition.
Click here to view more information on the diseases listed above, which are more common in the Jewish population.
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