A VUS is a change in a gene that at this point in time is an unknown, meaning genetics professionals don't know if this change is harmful (i.e. disease causing) or benign. However, genetic counselors can play a critical role in helping individuals and families interpret VUS results and determine next steps for personal care.
Over half of couples who seek treatment for infertility will go on to have healthy babies. As a part of that treatment, and when planning a pregnancy in general, it is recommended that all couples are offered genetic testing called carrier screening.