Make informed decisions about your future
WHAT IS GENETIC COUNSELLING?
• The genetic risk for an individual or a family
• The potential genetic cause of an individual’s disorder
• The most appropriate genetic tests for establishing the diagnosis for a disorder
• The meaning of a genetic test result
• Information about the evolution, the prognosis, and the management of genetic disorders
• The risk of passing on the genetic disorder to one’s offspring, or the risk for other family members to be affected
Genetic counselling is always recommended before and after having genetic screening done, or at some specific times during an individual’s life:
Prior to the conception time
• Infertile couples
• Couples with several miscarriages
• Couples with a family history of genetic conditions
• Couples in which one or both partners have a genetic disorder
• Consanguineous couples
• Prenatal screening for genetic conditions
– Development delay
– Growth impairment
– Dysmorphic features
– Congenital malformations
– Intellectual disability, autism, language delay, ADHD, etc.
– Potentially genetically-determinedneuromuscular, skeleton, cardiovascular, neurologic, etc. disorders
– Ambiguous genitals
– Potentially genetically-determineddisorders (in any medical field)
– Family history of genetic disorders, cancer included
HOW IS A GENETIC COUNSELLING PERFORMED?
Call us to schedule for a genetic consultation by one of our experts.
Come to the consultation with all the medical documents needed.
The family and personal history are assessed, the clinic examination is performed, and a screening or a patient management planning, as applicable, is established during the genetic counselling.