If you are 18 or older, you have a choice to get an extra Early Check screening result on your baby. Signing up is free and only takes a few minutes.

You signed up for Early Check and gave permission for your baby to be screened for two rare health problems: spinal muscular atrophy and fragile X syndrome.

The Early Check screening test for fragile X syndrome also gives extra results about fragile X premutation.

  • Early Check will know if a baby has fragile X premutation through the same screening test used for fragile X syndrome. You can now choose whether to get this extra screening result for your baby. Every parent who is 18 years or older when they sign up for Early Check is given this choice.
  • To get the extra result, you have to sign up. You can read the following 6 screens and decide whether you want this extra information on your baby. It is up to you to decide.

You only have 48 hours after joining Early Check to sign up for the extra result. This is because the laboratory does all the screening tests together.