Life Letters currently offers a range of simple saliva tests that can be ordered online, with results delivered by genetic counsellors or GPs.
In particular, Tiny Letters is a comprehensive pre-conception carrier screening test which checks for 149 recessive genetic diseases that couples could potentially and unknowingly pass onto their children
This includes cystic fibrosis, Fragile X, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and alpha/beta thalassemia. The team at Life Letters believes genetic testing will change health care as we know it, just like the discovery of penicillin, x-ray imaging and vaccination.
Genetic tests give people insights to better understand their own bodies and along with their GP, make more informed decisions about their health and the health of their family.