Genetic counselors see patients and families for a variety of reasons. Often it is to discuss testing and screening options or to review previous test results. It may be to assess the risk of a medical condition that can run in families or if you experienced an abnormal pregnancy outcome. Genetic counselors also review current medications and environmental exposures for safety during a pregnancy. Services include genetic counseling and testing, as well as prenatal screening, CVS and amniocentesis.
Minnesota Perinatal Physicians, part of Allina Health, provides genetic counseling services. In most cases, you will be referred to genetic counseling services by your primary care provider.
Learn more about Minnesota Perinatal Physicians.