My one parent is Sephardic, do I still need Ashkenazi genetic testing?

Malka Ella

Yes, although the chance of being a carrier is slightly smaller. You still have one parent who is Ashkenazi Jewish. We know that 1 in 6 people is a carrier for one of the 9 common conditions. This means that there is a chance you are a carrier and that you can have an affected child. If both parents are Sephardic- some conditions still need to be tested for as they are more common. This is dependent on the country of origin.

Category: Genetics