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If You Have A Stillbirth Are You Automatically Referred To A Genetic Counselor
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
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2 years: Most gc programs are pretty difficult to get in to because they are small. You will actually take medical school classes like physiology but also intensive genetics courses. You will train with other gcs during internships. It is a rewarding occupation. ...Read more
Masters Degree: Genetic counselors go through 2 years of postgraduate studies to learn about genetic diseases and how to discuss them with affected patients and their families. They are very helpful and not very expensive. ...Read more
Yes: You should review it and if you are willing share it with other family members and get their imput to extend the pedigree. ...Read more
As far as you...: ...Can take them. Some rare recessive diseases may not show up in many generations, or only in cousin marriages. It's possible ggg-aunt abigail and ggg-uncle benedict were second cousins once removed, and the only other cases of doubletalksidase deficiency were in their offspring. ...Read more
Extensive training: For a comprehensive answer go to web sites for the american board of genetic counseling and the national society of genetic counselors. Counselors may qualify to seek board certification after an m.S. Degree. The board certifies individuals and accredits training programs. Rns may specialize in genetic counseling. Many but not all states license genetic counselors. ...Read more
Depends: Genetic counselors can help you understand the disorder in reguards to it's origin & pattern of transmission in a family. The need for and timing of screening may also be information relevant to other family members. Actual case management would be more the area of your physician & nutritionist. ...Read more
Rare problem: Ehlers danlos syndrome is a collection of at least 10 separate entities that have in common an abnormality of collagen production. The inheritance patterns include dominant, recessive, x-linked & has been reported as a new mutation. There is broad variability of expression within each subtype.The prevalence estimates range from 1/5000 to 1/100, 000 depending on type. ...Read more
Physician is better: Genetic counselors are master's trained individuals trained to collect and interpret family histories but with little clinical experience. You should see your family practitioner or internist and have a lipid profile. Familial hypercholesterolemia would be indicated by a very high cholesterol, and your family history may show other people with early heart attacks/strokes who need lipid studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my genetic counselor that has conducted many test such as CF identify the father of my child?
Only if the putative: Biological fathers are available & cooperative can a physician (geneticist, ob, primary care) order comparative genomic hybridization & document medical necessity to try to get your insurance company to pay for part of the $2000/ test. Proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are unreliable. If you're seeking child support, the guys may feel it's worth paying for their own & the baby's tests. ...Read more
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