Improving the Lives of Children with Genetic and Developmental Disorders

Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling is offered to prospective parents who are concerned about the possibility of genetic diseases occurring in their children. Patients who may benefit from genetic counseling include:

  • Those wishing to discuss a condition for which they have a family history
  • Those who belong to a specific ethnic group (such as the Ashkenazi Jewish population) in which there is a higher incidence of certain genetic disorders
  • Those who have positive results on a routinely-offered screening or diagnostic test such as maternal serum screening, cystic fibrosis carrier screening or amniocentesis
  • Women who will be 35 years of age or older at the time of delivery
  • Parents who have concerns about exposures to medications, drugs, chemicals, or other potentially teratogenic agents during pregnancy
  • Couples dealing with infertility or multiple pregnancy losses
  • Couples who would like pre-conceptual counseling before pursuing pregnancy either naturally or via reproductive technology

Cancer Genetic Counseling

Cancer genetic counseling is also available for individuals:

  • Who have a strong family or personal history of cancer (breast, colon, ovarian, etc.)
  • Who want to learn more about their genetic risk for cancer and their risk management options.

How Can We Help You?

For appointments or questions regarding these services, call (781) 216-2840