FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

For Patients

UNITY™ is ordered by your provider. If you decide you want UNITY™, we are here to help. Please call us at 650-460-2551 or email us at [email protected].
UNITY™ can provide carrier screening at any time including before you are pregnant. UNITY™ can be done as early as 10 weeks to tell you the chance for a pregnancy to have one of the conditions.
We accept ALL insurances, including Medicaid. Our testing options follow standard-of-care guidelines and are a covered benefit by most insurances, including Medicaid. Since each insurance plan is different, we will contact you with a text message or phone call about your out-of-pocket costs. We also offer financial assistance programs that are quick and easy. We believe every mom has the right to choose UNITY™ without worrying about a surprise bill. If you have any questions or concerns with costs, please email us at [email protected] or call us at 650-460-2551.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends every pregnant woman is offered carrier screening for the conditions included on UNITY™. Our test includes genetic diseases that are common, serious, and early diagnosis has clear benefits. Most women who carry genetic disease have NO family history.

Our carrier screen includes Sickle cell disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Alpha thalassemia, Beta thalassemia, and Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Please ask your provider about UNITY™ or reach out to us directly with any questions at [email protected] or 650-460-2551.

BillionToOne also offers non-invasive prenatal testing for chromosome conditions such as Down syndrome. This test is called UNITY™ aneuploidy and includes screening for Down syndrome, Trisomy 18, Trisomy 13, and sex chromosome aneuploidy such as Turner syndrome. Your provider can order this test in addition to UNITY™ for carrier screening.
Most UNITY™ results are completed within 14 days from when we receive the sample. Your provider has access to your test results if they are ready. Results include a mom’s carrier status AND a risk assessment for the pregnancy to be affected when a patient is found to be a carrier. No other test provides as much detail in one result as UNITY™.
Your doctor will review results with you and discuss options for next steps, which may include additional testing as well as a conversation with a genetic counselor. Your provider may refer you to another office in your area for follow-up or you can call us at 650-460-2551 to schedule an appointment with one of our Certified Genetic Counselors.
Yes, we provide genetic counseling at no charge. To schedule an appointment with a Certified Genetic Counselor, please call at 650-460-2551 or email us at [email protected]. We are here to help you every step of the way.