Genetic Counseling

  • How can hereditary diseases affect individuals or their families?
  • How can family and individual history affect the likelihood of disease occurrence or recurrence?
  • Which genetic test is appropriate and what or may it not show?
  • How to make the most appropriate choices?

Who is a Genetic Counselor? Genetic counselors are medical professionals with unique degrees and experience in the fields of Medical Genetic expertise and counseling. Genetic counselors; By providing risk assessment, they provide support to individuals and families who are at risk or diagnosed for various hereditary conditions. Genetic counselors interpret genetic tests, provide supportive counseling, and serve as patient advocates.

Genetic counselors work in many fields of medicine including cancer, prenatal, pediatric and adult. Some genetic counselors specialize in areas such as cardiology, neurology and infertility. In addition, some genetic counselors work outside of clinical practice in research, education, public health, and industrial settings.

  • Assisted Reproductive Technology / Infertility Genetics
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Cardiovascular Genetics
  • Genetics of Cystic Fibrosis
  • Genetics of Fetal Intervention and Therapy
  • Genetics of Hematology
  • Metabolic Genetics
  • Neurogenetics
  • Pediatric Genetics
  • Personalized Medical Genetics
  • Prenatal Genetics
  • Post-Mortem Genetic Test
You can have a genetic test without seeing a Medical Genetic Specialist or counselor, the doctor you are following can make a test request and give you results. However, if your doctor does not know enough about genetics, you may experience unnecessary worries with confusion, you may have other questions that cause you to worry. Genetic counselors will advise you of hereditary diseases and conditions or further information about how it may affect your family. Genetic counselors can follow rapidly growing discoveries in genetics and if new suggestions arise or if something new is discovered about genetic mutations, they can contact you.

Medical Genetics specialists and counselors at our center are always available to interpret test results and to easily explain information to patients.