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How long are genetic counseling sessions normally?

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Dr. Ira Salafsky
Clinical Genetics
7 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Ira Salafsky
Dr. Ira Salafsky
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Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Clinical Genetics
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
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