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Have healthy babies

Safely and naturally, protect your baby from diseases that run in your family.

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How Orchid Works

1. Take the test

 

Send us saliva samples from both partners.

2. Get your results

 

See how your genetics impact your child’s health.

3. Talk to experts

 

Explore personalized options with a genetics expert.

What you’ll learn

Reveal how your genetics influence your child's health.

Quantify the level of genetic risk you can pass on to your child. Orchid’s Couple Report measures:

Brain Health
  • Schizophrenia

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Heart Health
  • Heart Disease

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Stroke

Cancers
  • Breast Cancer

  • Prostate Cancer

Overall Health
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Type 1/Type 2 Diabetes

How you can take action

Knowing your genetic risks ahead of time helps you optimize your family's health.

For your future child
  • Tailor your family's diet, fitness, and health

  • Choose to mitigate your future child's genetic risks with embryo testing

For you and your partner
  • Monitor biometrics, motivate earlier screening, and make lifestyle changes

  • Find out if you're genetically predisposed to a condition that runs in your family

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the orchid difference

First of its kind. There's no test like ours.

6 billion data points

 

Other tests look at less than 2% of only one partner’s genome. Orchid sequences 100% of both partner's genomes.

Diseases that matter

 

Other tests look for disorders that impact less than 1% of babies. Orchid looks for the most important diseases.

Mitigate risk

 

Couples can mitigate genetic risk through electing for IVF and embryo screening.

 Physician approved

 

Every report includes personalized guidance from board certified experts.

"Having a child is the biggest decision any couple can make, and understanding the genetic landscape is an important first step."

— Matt & Helen
California

"Orchid helped us better understand each of our genetic makeups and the watchouts to be concerned about. It gave us peace of mind in advance of our baby arriving! Highly recommended."

—  Conner & Kirsten
California

“I was apprehensive about having kids due to my family history, but after going through our report I feel in control.”

—  Kate & Dean
California

"Having a child is the biggest decision any couple can make, and understanding the genetic landscape is an important first step."

— Matt & Helen
California

"Orchid helped us better understand each of our genetic makeups and the watchouts to be concerned about. It gave us peace of mind in advance of our baby arriving! Highly recommended."

—  Conner & Kirsten
California

“I was apprehensive about having kids due to my family history, but after going through our report I feel in control”

—  Kate & Dean
California

How it works

Simple, expert-guided, at-home

1. Send us your saliva

Our kit comes with two saliva collection vials - one for him and one for her.


2. Get your reports

You'll get 3 reports:

  • Couple Report

  • Individual Report: Female Partner

  • Individual Report: Male Partner


3. Consult with experts

Get personalized expert consultation and your questions answered.

  • Book online to speak with a board-certified genetic counselor

  • Fertility experts are readily available on your request

  • Embryo screening can potentially mitigate risk in your future child

Take a peek

See a report

Actionable, clear results. Learn how you can protect your future child from inheriting genetic susceptibility to disease.

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The science

Simple results,
sophisticated science

Using only saliva, we analyze 6 billion data points across the genome of you and your partner. We calculate how your DNA can combine to influence your future children’s genetic susceptibility to the top chronic diseases.

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Our Medical Advisors

Orchid results are developed with world-class experts in reproductive medicine and genetics to give you the most accurate results.

Meet the scientists
Lusine Aghajanova, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stanford Medical Center

Ruben Alvero, MD

Division Director of Stanford Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Jonathan Kort, MD

Reproductive Endocrinologist at RMA

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FAq

Our most common questions, answered.

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What can Orchid's Couple Report tell me?

Our genetic test tells you how you and your partner’s genetics can impact your future children’s health. We quantify genetic risk for breast cancer, prostate cancer, heart disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke, type 2 diabetes, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's.

Your Couple Report will tell you if your future child’s genetic risk is expected to be normal or elevated. Your results also include individual reports for each partner — where you can discover your genetic risks for these conditions to help you take action and optimize your own health.

Anyone who is thinking of starting or growing their family can benefit from being aware of genetic risks early. Our goal is to help you prepare and to be proactive about your family’s health.

How accurate are the results?
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At Orchid, we take the role we play in delivering clinical-grade information to you at this life-altering milestone in your life seriously.

  • Our sequence data is over 99% accurate across the entire genome.
    Orchid ensures quality sequencing through clinical-grade laboratory testing that uses Illumina-based platforms. This means genetic markers are correctly identified in each sample we run.
  • Results are backed by peer-reviewed, reproducible case-control studies. 
    Large-scale genetic studies have shown quantifying genetic risk accurately identifies people who are more likely to develop a disease. These findings have been consistently demonstrated and validated through aggregated data from hundreds of thousands of individuals.
  • Top doctors and scientists helped create our test, and all results are approved by a physician. 
    We’ve partnered with top reproductive medicine doctors and statistical geneticists to help validate our technology. We are trusted by leading fertility clinics and all results are approved by independent physician review to ensure accuracy.  
What is the science behind Orchid?
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Orchid sequences and analyzes 6 billion data points across the genome of you and your partner from your saliva samples. Based on you and your partner’s genetic information alone, we’re able to statistically model the range of possibilities for your future child’s genome.

Once we’ve modeled how you and your partner’s DNA can realistically combine, we quantify what your future child’s genetic risks can be. For each condition, this is done by comparing the genetic makeup of hundreds of thousands of individuals diagnosed with the conditions we screen for (“cases”) with individuals without diseases (“controls”).

Learn more with a deeper dive into our science.
What is the difference between Orchid's Couple Report and other genetic tests?
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Orchid is the only physician-approved, advanced preconception screening for couples to take from home.

  • Analyze 100% of both you and your partner’s genomes — not less than 2%. High quality results start with high quality, comprehensive data. We sequence the full genome of both partners to provide the most advanced genetic risk assessment available. Other tests like 23andMe or carrier screening look at less than 2% of only one person’s genome. 

  • Screen for diseases that matter for every family. Genetics impacts every person’s brain, heart, and general health. Unlike other genetic tests that focus on rare genetic disorders that only impact about 1% of the population, we measure genetic susceptibility to chronic, debilitating diseases that affect over 60% of the population. These are diseases that we all likely know of someone whose health has been significantly impacted by. 

  • Expert-guided and physician-approved testing. Top doctors and scientists helped create our test, and all results are approved by a physician. Speak with a board-certified genetic counselor about your results and explore personalized next steps with fertility doctors. 

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Will the results of this test discourage me from having kids?

No, quite the opposite. Knowing your genetic risks helps you go into pregnancy better prepared and informed on what actions can be taken to mitigate those risks.

Some couples may tailor their family’s diet, fitness and preventative screening; others may consider electing for follow-up embryo screening in the IVF setting. Our goal is to help every couple who wants to start or grow their family to conceive confidently and proactively monitor their future child’s health.

What actions can I take based on the information?
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Knowing your genetic predispositions ahead of time helps you optimize your family’s health.

  • Tailor your family’s diet, fitness, and health.
    Better prepare for the future through personalized insights and increased awareness. Motivate healthy lifestyle changes to offset your own genetic risks by getting active, prioritizing earlier screening, monitoring key biometric data, and fueling with the right foods for you. 
  • Choose to mitigate your future child’s genetic risks through follow-up embryo testing.
    If your couple report shows that your future child has an increased genetic predisposition to a condition, you have options about how you want to use this information. One option is to choose to lower your future child’s genetic risk through in vitro fertilization (IVF) and follow-up embryo screening. By determining each embryo’s genetic risk for certain conditions, you can elect to prioritize transferring embryos with the lowest genetic risk.
How is my privacy protected and genetic data kept safe?
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Your privacy is our top priority. We handle sensitive, personal information and biological samples and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.

We guarantee that:

  • We do not sell your data to any third party, ever.
  • You can ask us to delete your data at any time, but this will mean that you cannot access the Orchid service to view your reports anymore.