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Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling is a process through which individuals and family members who have a genetic (or hereditary) disorder, or are at risk for a genetic disorder, are advised by a genetic counselor on the following things:

  • the nature of the genetic disorder in question
  • the possible results of having the disorder
  • how likely it is (what the probability is) of developing or transmitting the disorder, and
  • what options are available to them for prevention and management.
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