Genetic Services

Genetic Counseling and Consultation

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What is Genetic Counselling?

Genetic counseling is a communication process that helps individuals, couples, and families understand and adapt to the medical, emotional and familial implications of genetic conditions, and to make informed decisions about genetic testing, screening, treatment and family planning.

Genetic counselling is usually provided by trained healthcare professionals such as genetic counsellors or clinical geneticists.

What are the Benefits for Genetic Counselling?

Understanding of genetic conditions and their implications.

Understanding the risks to future children and other family members.

Assistance in making informed decisions about genetic testing and disease management.

Helping individuals and couples make informed decisions about family planning and reproductive options, such as prenatal testing or pre-implantation genetic diagnosis.

Providing emotional support for individuals and families who are dealing with the uncertainty and stress of a genetic condition.

Indications for Genetic Counselling

Having a personal or family history of a known or suspected genetic disorder.

History of infertility, multiple miscarriages, or stillbirths.

Previous pregnancy or child affected by a genetic disorder or birth defect

Advanced maternal age (older than 35 years).

Consanguineous couples (closely related by blood).

Genetic Consultation: Supporting Healthcare Providers

At Genalive, we understand the importance of providing patients with the best possible care. That's why we offer Genetic Counselling and Consultation services to healthcare providers. Our licensed Genetic Counselors or Clinical Geneticists are here to help you navigate the complex world of genetic testing and interpretation.

Test selection:

There are many different genetic tests available, and it can be challenging to determine which one is best for your patient. Genalive’s Genetic Counselors are experts at differentiating between genetic tests and will guide you to select the most appropriate genetic testing strategy.

Results interpretation:

Interpreting genetic test results can be complex, but Genalive’s Genetic Counselors are here to help. We provide support for healthcare providers in interpreting genetic test results and explaining what they mean for the patient.