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What is genetic counseling?

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Feedback on DNA test: After a dna analysis the results may be discussed with an individual to help them understand and deal with the information discovered. There may be decisions to make and the counseling may help guide one toward making them. The doctors doing the testing would be the best source for understanding this issue.
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics 16 years experience
Counseling on risks: Genetic counseling is counseling of an individual or a family regarding risks of an inherited condition in themselves, their children, or other family members. Counseling session discusses the probabilities of a genetic condition, and options to diagnose or prevent an of inherited disease. It is typically done by a certified genetic counselor (ms, cgc) or a clinical geneticist (md).

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What happens during genetic counseling?

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Dr. Herb Coussons
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Long History: You can expect a long appointment that goes into depth on you and your partners family history. Your personal risks will be evaluated and a detailed family tree built if there are any inherited conditions in the family. Tests such as blood tests, ultrasound, amniocentesis and cvs will be explained if ti relates to pregnancy. Other tests will be explained if it is related to gyn cancers.
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What are some of the benefits of genetic counseling?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Information!: Genetic counseling is supposed to give information about testing and treatment/management options for the very complex and life-long genetic disorders many families are faced with.
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What's the purpose of genetic counseling?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Maternal-Fetal Medicine 26 years experience
Information sharing.: Genetic counseling helps the uninitiated to understand aspects of the exploding field of human genetics, as they pertain to personal and/or family history of inherited disorders, or to potential risks for vertical transmission of pathogenic traits across generations. It helps choose (or not) appropriate testing to confirm or refute a particular genetic condition and to thus prevent complications.
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Should I get genetic counseling?

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Dr. Serena Chen
Fertility Medicine 33 years experience
Yes: More and more genetic information is available every day. For people who are trying to conceive, genetic counseling can help you have a healthier pregnancy by making you aware of possible risks and recommending appropriate genetic tests. These days, it is possible to prevent transmission of genetic mutations and disease via pgd: preimplantation genetic diagnosis. More info at www.Sbivf.Com.

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