Legal - Genetic Testing

Legal - Genetic Testing

Genetic Counselors can provide risk information that is most useful in undertanding a priori risk for disease.   Family history information collected systematically by genetic counselors, targeted to the conditions of concern can provide the most accurate information to assist the legal profession.  As well, the results of genetic testing need to be understood in context of family histories, testing capabilities and other information.

Investment Ventures make decisions based on usage of genetic testing products and services that are available. A discussion with a service that has broad exposure to Genetic Counselors, Genetic Testing Products or Genetic testing companies covering  all areas of medicine that touch Genetics can be invaluable.  We will provide no comment or discussion on products, services or companies  with which we contract or have collaborative agreements or relationships.   Alternatively, if your venture is interested in discussion with a single genetic counselor or service at any medical center or clinic, please be aware that this will provide individual patient or clinic information, if that is needed.       

Our experts will  prepare a report specific to your needs and questions.  Please contact us about your project. 

Discussions with a genetic counselor as offered by Genetic Laboratories and Genetic Testing Companies serve to provide key information for the understanding of genetic testing, although pedigree intake and record review may be focused to the results of genetic testing.  Although laboratory license and permit and genetic counselor certification and licensure where applicable, do not permit the practice of medicine, genetic counselors can provide explanation and direction to physicians and authorized medical professionals for the interpretation of the results of genetic testing.  Genetic counselors, upon physician waiver and in collaboration with ordering clinicians, can provide counseling on genetic testing and the meaning of test results. Comprehensive genetic counseling may be available through physicians who can provide genetic counseling within the scope of their practices as they choose and through genetic counselors within the scope of their practice. Please note that patient management and genetic counseling surrounding on-going prenatal or any diagnostic testing is best handled by Physicians, Maternal/Fetal and Pediatric Genetics specialists,  in conjunction with clinical services where they are available and in collaboration with genetic counselors and other genetic specialists. 

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