Genetic Counselors:

  • Take a pregnancy history to identify any genetic risks or risks based on exposures during the pregnancy
  • Take a family history to identify possible genetic conditions, to determine recurrence risk, and to discuss possible follow up testing
  • Talk to families about their risks for genetic conditions based on age, family history, screening test results, etc
  • Discuss carrier screening options or results
  • Explain testing options, help with decisions, arrange special testing if necessary, and provide test results
  • Explain ultrasound findings and discuss possible testing options
  • Provide additional resources to families, including written materials, support groups, and referrals to other specialists