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Genetic Counseling

Call: 8291-858-585

To Book Genetic Counseling Session at Metropolis at special price
Genetic counseling @ ₹1200



Genetic counseling is a communication process, which aims to help individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, familial and reproductive implications of the genetic conditions.

Genetic Counseling Involves

Risk Assessment

Interpretation of family & medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence


Education

About the natural history of the condition, inheritance pattern, testing, management options, prevention and support


Informed Choices

Discussion of different options available to make informed choices in view of the disease risk associations and non-directive assistance in the patient’s decision-making process

  • Discussing the most appropriate test with benefits & limitations


Understanding benefits

Extending the benefits to the family based on inheritance pattern

  • Discussing the risk management options

Genetic counseling session aims at
  • Increasing the family’s understanding of a genetic condition
  • Discussing options regarding disease management and prevention, the risks and benefits of further testing and other options
  • Understanding your genetic test results
  • Helping the individual and family to identify the psycho-social tools required to cope with potential outcomes
  • Reducing the family’s anxiety
Importance of Genetic Counseling
  • Babies-
    Useful at all stages of life. In neonates and babies - for screening/genetic testing.
  • Teenagers-
    Teenagers/Young adults being carrier tested for various inherited genetic conditions.
  • Adults-
    Assessing the genetic predisposition of adults as they enter mid-life to accommodate lifestyle changes.
  • Family History-
    It is significantly useful for individuals and families who have specific history and conditions
Genetic Counselors can help you in the following situations

Prenatal and preconception

For women and their partners, who are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant


Pediatric

For children with genetic or suspected genetic conditions and their family members


Cancer

For patients with cancer and/or their family members


Cardiovascular

For patients with diseases of the heart or circulatory system and/or their family members


Neurology

For patients with diseases of the brain and nervous system and/or their family members


Assisted reproductive technology / infertility

For couples struggling with fertility or those who are carriers of genetic diseases


Psychiatric

For patients living with mental illness and/or their family members

MHL offers genetic counseling via

In-person

Telephonic

Video Conferencing
MHL Genetics Team

Dr Aparna Rajadhyaksha
(MD FCAP FACMG),
Consultant, Genetics Dept, MHL


10 years of experience in clinical pathology and clinical and biochemical genetics
Member of Economic Affairs Committee, American Molecular Pathology
Ex- Associate Medical Director, Miami Genetics Laboratory, Florida, USA




Dr. Jaya Vyas
(PhD Applied Biology),
Consultant, Genetics Dept, MHL


25 years of experience in Genetic counselling and Genetic diagnostics
Secretary to Board of Genetic Counselling India (BGC-I)
Recognised CAP and NABL Technical Assessor


Call: 8291-858-585

To Book Genetic Counseling Session at Metropolis at special price
Genetic counseling @ ₹1200



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