JGDC provides information about diseases that are commonly found in the Jewish (Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi) population and would be important to be included in a carrier screening panel.  Please keep in mind that the availability of testing for these diseases might differ between labs and it is important to discuss your options with a genetics professional before being tested.

Most expanded carrier screening panels will include the diseases listed below as well as many other diseases common to individuals of all ethnicities.  Many medical and genetics profesionals are currently supporting expanded carrier screening for all individuals of child bearing age, in lieu of ethnic specific testing.

Diseases Common to all Jewish Groups

Ashkenazi Jewish Diseases

Sephardi-Mizrahi Jewish Diseases