While genetic testing has become common practice, your test result is still very personal.
Genetic testing provides unique information about your DNA that is often complex. Education about the testing process and understanding the meaning of your test result is just as important as the result itself.
Understanding the meaning of your test result is important for both you AND your family.
Genetic test findings may impact your health, but quite often affect those related to you as well. Understanding what your potential test result means both before and after testing is important for you and all members of your family.
Genetic counseling provides the information and support you need.
Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand genetic testing and the implication of test results. Genetic counselors are healthcare professionals who have specialized training in both medical genetics and counseling to provide the personalized help you need to understand your genetic health and how it may impact your family.