Genetic Counselling Consultation

Genetic Counselling Consultation Services

  • The purpose of genetic counselling is to increase a family's awareness and understanding of particular genetic diseases and the risk and benefits of testing, disease management, and the options available to them.
  • To identify the needs of the individual or family and use an empathic client-centre approach to the provision of genetic counselling
  • To collect, select, interpret and analyse information [including family and medical history, pedigree, laboratory results and literature] relevant to the delivery of genetic counselling for individuals of families.
  • To help people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, social and familial implication of genetic contributions to disease
  • To assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.
  • To provide education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research to relevant individuals or families.
  • To promote informed choices and psychological adaptation to the condition or risk of the condition.
  • To apply expert knowledge to facilitate the individual or family to access the appropriate healthcare resources, including a medical diagnosis and resources for management of the condition