Our Franciscan Health genetic counselors offer detailed information in a comprehensive format to help you understand your risk for potential prenatal complications.
Genetic Counseling is the collection of your detailed personal and family history in order to assess your personal risk and discuss genetic testing options. Through blood and tissue tests Franciscan Health’s genetic counselors identify genetic disorders and obtain a more precise estimate of your potential prenatal complications.
If there is a family history of a birth defect or genetic disorder, your doctor may recommend that you meet with a maternal and fetal medicine physician or a genetic counselor. Franciscan Health’s genetic counselors provide specialized counseling for patients of advanced maternal age as well as those with positive maternal serum screening results or abnormalities identified on an ultrasound examination.
You should consider prenatal genetic counseling if: