Columbia Fertility Associates now offers all patients, who are undergoing active diagnosis or treatment, a genetic screening option with a non-invasive test that uses a saliva sample to determine whether individuals carry certain mutations for over 100 different genetic conditions. The screening test is designed to be “universal” in that it can be used by both genders and by individuals of any ethnic classes. Knowing your genetic risk allows you to find out whether you are a “carrier” for genetic disorders that may have a significant effect on your children.