Genetic counseling is separate from genetic testing. Genetic counseling seeks to help a patient understand complex genetic information and the options available for genetic testing. During the counseling appointment, a review of your personal medical history and family health history will be conducted. A family tree, called a pedigree, will be created to document your family history.
Based on your family history, our genetic counselor will discuss:
Your risk of having certain genetic changes or conditions
Review genetic tests to consider, insurance coverage and cost
What the testing may or may not tell you
What the chances are of passing the genetic disorder onto your children
Get the information you need to make informed decisions about your health. From the explanation of test results to providing an initial emotional and psychosocial assessment, our genetic counselor will be there with you to navigate genetic disorders.