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Dictionary of Genetic Disorders

Depending on your ancestry and family medical history, you may want to consider testing for one or more of the genetic disorders listed below.

While these diseases occur in all ethnic groups, some of them are far more common in certain populations than in others.

For and more information on a specific disease, including carrier frequencies, click on its name below.

All ethnic groups

African American


Ashkenazi Jewish

The Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Panel (AJGP) screens for all these diseases, plus Cystic Fibrosis. The chance that someone of 100% Ashkenazi descent will be a carrier of one of the diseases in the panel is 1 in 5.

Hispanic, Southern European, Middle Eastern, Indian, Sephardi Jewish