Genetic counselling is the process through which knowledge about the genetic aspects of disorders are shared, in particular while evaluating a patient or family´s risk for a specific inherited medical condition. A genetic counsellor is a healthcare professional with specialised training in medical genetics, who provides information on the inheritance of diseases and their recurrence risks, addresses the concerns of patients and their families, and supports patients dealing with these disorders.
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- What is genetic testing?
- What types of genetics tests are there?
- How should a genetic test result be interpreted?
- What is genetic counselling?
- What are the key reasons to use genetic analysis versus other tests (e.g. blood analysis)?
- What are the typical examples for genetic tests clinical utility?
- What are the key reasons for different costs between laboratories?
- What determines the type of tube used for sample collection?