Genetic Counseling Follow-Up, Informed Consent or Results Session
Genetic Counseling Follow-Up, Informed Consent or Results Session
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  • This service is for follow up sessions for established patients unless approved otherwise.
  • Patients who have tested elsewhere should schedule Personalized Risk Assessment for their first session.
  • This service provides Informed Consent prior to genetic testing OR Results Disclosure after Genetic Testing. 
  • Appropriate physician authorizations or scripts may be required, which we will coordinate.
  • Written summary to patient/client and physician will be provided to document this encounter. Allow 30-40 minutes for discussion.

Please be aware that the results of a single genetic test alone, may not always provide the genetic risk information that guides clinical intervention. Depending on the results of testing, further genetic testing may be indicated. 

Genetic Testing and Results Disclosure or DNA Banking  

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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