What is genetic counseling?

What is genetic counseling?

A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional with advanced training in medical genetics and counseling. They hold masters degrees in genetic counseling and are recognized as healthcare professionals by the World Health Organization, the CDC and major medical societies. Genetic counselors look at your family history, provide risk assessments, give recommendations related to genetic testing, explain the implications of test results for different family members, and support you in your decisions. Learn more about Genetic Counselors here. 

If you have a personal or family history of cancer or any other hereditary disease, a genetic counselor can help you understand your risks as well as how DNA testing may or may not be helpful for you. If you have already had genetic testing done, a genetic counselor can assist you in interpreting your results within the context of your personal and family health history.

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Whether you are part of an NAPBC-accredited breast center, own a small private practice and handle all genetic testing on your own, or are brand new to family history screening and genetic testing, we can offer a customized plan catered to your needs and goals.

If you are a researcher needing genetic counseling for patients within the context of a study or part of a health IT company and wanting to make sure that you take clinical genetics and genomics into account—we can help with that too!


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We have a network of genetic counselors you can book with online. Grey Genetics gives you choices! Browse our genetic counselor profiles and book an appointment with the genetic counselor specialized in your area of concern and with the availability that matches your schedule! 

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My small genetics group met with our institution’s neurology group, who order a TON of genetic tests without GC input/assistance.

Our geneticist attempted to explain why having a GC is crucial for patient care: “I can’t do my job without a GC, and I actually work in genetics.”

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