Genetic Counselors: Your Partners in Navigating the Exciting (and Sometimes Scary) World of Genetics

Genetic counselors work with families to answer the important questions: Is this test important? Will insurance cover this test? What does this result mean? Is there a treatment? What happens next?

BY Dawn Laney, MS, CGC, CCRC | August 2019 | Category: Healthcare

Genetic Counselors: Your Partners in Navigating the Exciting (and Sometimes Scary) World of Genetics

When Angie and her husband learned that they were pregnant with their first child, they were over the moon with excitement. They came down to earth with a bump, though, after talking with their doctor about her age and family history, which made them think about the baby's increased risk for some genetic conditions. Fortunately, they were quickly referred to a certified genetic counselor who helped guide them through the risks and genetic testing options for their pregnancy.

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