Helping Families Make Decisions
Why Equitable Carrier Screening is Essential
The American population is becoming increasingly diverse, rendering self-reported ethnicity/race an unreliable measure of the risk of carrier status for many conditions. Expanded carrier screening identifies more affected pregnancies that are likely to be missed with just ethnicity-based screening, the current prenatal screening standard.
Making Lives Better
AECS’ mission is to promote and enhance access to, and the availability of expanded carrier screening (ECS) by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders, including patient groups; facilitating information sharing about expanded carrier screening; and collaborating with payers to ensure coverage of ECS.About Us