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How long are genetic counseling sessions normally?

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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics 56 years experience
One hour or more : Genetic counseling sessions involve taking a history, constructing a pedigree and examining the patient. Often specific test have to be ordered prior to arriving at a definitive diagnosis. This may require followup appointment. Only then can the genetic implications be discussed with the patient. The information is summarized in a letter to the referring physician and the patient.
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics 16 years experience
Any length: Genetic counseling sessions vary by length. It depends on the complexity of situation, conditions discussed, whether it is the first time hearing about the condition or receiving counseling vs already familiar with condition. In general the length is anywhere between 20 minutes to 90 minutes. Usually 30-60 minutes.

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