What Is Genetic Counseling?
Genetic counseling helps families understand inherited medical conditions.
Advances in medical genetics are leading to greater knowledge of many complex conditions and disabilities. Genetic counselors can help you understand:
- The risk of passing genetic disorders to your child.
- Which genetic tests to consider.
- How to make informed choices about complex conditions.
Conditions Genetic Counselors Support
Prenatal counseling provides diagnostic support for a wide variety of conditions, including:
- Muscular dystrophy.
- Cleft lip and palate.
- Apert syndrome, Pfeiffer syndrome and other congenital syndromes.
- Myotonic dystrophy.
- Neuromuscular disorders.
- Neurofibromatosis, tuberous sclerosis and other neurocutaneous conditions.
- Osteogenesis imperfecta.
- Prader-Willi syndrome.
- Rett syndrome.
- Spinal muscular atrophy.
The genetic counseling program at Gillette Children’s specializes in the latest diagnostic procedures. You’ll benefit from a team that collaborates with leading laboratories and universities across the globe, and has extensive experience working with children, teens and adults who have disabilities and complex conditions.
Gillette’s geneticists and genetic counselors collaborate with a wide range of specialists to plan comprehensive care for each patient.
As part of a comprehensive care plan, geneticists and genetic counselors work with providers in a variety of specialties to ensure your family has the services you need, which might include: