How Early Check Works

Here's an overview of how Early Check screening is done and how parents get the results.

What does Early Check screen for?
Group 1

Rare conditions that are treatable, meaning that early treatment can prevent the most serious symptoms.

Here's a list of genes and conditions included in Group 1.

Optional Group 2

Rare conditions that have potential treatments, meaning that treatments may not be able to prevent the most serious symptoms or that new treatments are still being studied.

Here's a list of genes and conditions included in Group 2.

Optional Group 3

Risk for Type 1 Diabetes, a common childhood disease that is treatable.

(Note: type 1 diabetes is not the same as type 2 diabetes, which is more common in adults.)