Yes. In most cases, it is important for your reproductive partner to be tested to fully understand your risk of having a child with that genetic condition.
If a woman completes testing first and is found to be a carrier for a certain autosomal recessive condition, her partner only needs to be tested for that condition. If she is found to be a carrier of an X-linked condition, her partner does not need to be tested.
If a man completes testing first and is found to be a carrier for a condition, it is recommended that his partner be tested for that condition plus the X-linked conditions included in the Expanded Carrier Screen.
If you have questions about what testing your partner should complete, please contact us to receive additional guidance from one of our genetic counselors.