Why Screen for Inherited Conditions?

Although individually uncommon, inherited diseases collectively account for approximately 20% of infant mortality and hospitalizations (PubMed: 22872815). Fulgent's Beacon Carrier Screening Tests go farther than any other: we do the deepest search possible for pathogenic carrier mutations for over 700 conditions.

Beacon can help to identify a couple's carrier status before or during pregnancy to enable informed decision-making and to better prepare for what lies ahead.

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Why Choose Beacon?

Fulgent Beacon Carrier screening tests are the most comprehensive ever offered.

  • Largest panel available, covering over 700 conditions
  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) of entire genes, not just hotspots
  • Deletion and duplication analysis
  • Fulgent's signature customizability
  • 2-3 week turn-around-time and affordable prices

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Why Choose Fulgent?

Fulgent is accustomed to analyzing rare diseases and a leader in Next Generation Sequencing. Applying our expertise, we are capable of:

  • Over 99% detection of known mutations
  • Over 98% analytical detection for over 700 genes
  • Detection by sequencing and by CNV deletion / duplication
  • Customizable Condition Screening

Conditions Tested

We test for 700+ autosomal-recessive and X-Linked genetic conditions, including:

  • Cystic Fibrosis - Beacon can detect more than 500 different mutations
  • Fragile X - Beacon also detects automatic AGG interruption, further refining your risk level
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy - The most common form of muscular dystrophy affecting children
  • Hemoglobinopathies - Including alpha thalassemia, beta thalassemia, and sickle-cell disease
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) - Including enhanced SMA (2+0) screening to identify a silent carrier

Request Specimen Kits

Fulgent offers free specimen collection kits for physicians and genetic counselors within the continental United States.

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Our Lab is CLIA-certified and CAP accredited and surpasses the standards of diagnostic testing. All specimens are processed at our US laboratory. All data analysis is performed on private US server centers.

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Fulgent Supports You

Our Learning Corner provides an approachable intro to the basics of genetics, inheritance patterns, and Beacon carrier screening, and even a risk calculator to use with your patients. We can also help coordinate genetic counseling services for pre- or post-test counseling.

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Our live Chat feature can connect you with our team if you have any questions about our tests. Hours of operation are from 8am PST - 6pm PST.