Genetic counselors

A doctor discussing pregnancy advice with a pregnant woman and her partner

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 can include: 

  • Prenatal screening
  • CVS
  • Amniocentesis
  • Genetic and blood testing
  • Follow-up on abnormal tests

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.