Who are Genetic Counselors?

Genetic counselors are board-certified healthcare professionals who specialize in educating and counseling individuals and families about hereditary conditions. Genetic counselors are able to identify individuals at risk for a variety of hereditary conditions, coordinate genetic testing, interpret test results, and support individuals and families as they help them to make informed choices about their health. 

Genetic counselors use their graduate training and expertise to work in a variety of sub-specialties including prenatal, pediatric, cancer, adult, industry, and laboratory genetic counseling. Click here to learn more about the different types of genetic counselors.

Why See a Genetic Counselor?

Genetic counseling is available for a variety of clinical indications, impacting patients and families throughout the lifespan.  Genetic counseling can provide important information about your health and your family’s.  Click Here to learn more about the different reasons why seeing a genetic counselor may be right for you or a loved one.          

Find a Genetic Counselor

For a comprehensive list of genetic counselors throughout the state and country, please visit The National Society of Genetic Counselors website: http://www.findageneticcounselor.com/. If you need assistance, feel free to reach out to GAGC at info@gagc.org

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Request a Genetic Counselor to Speak

Educating the medical community, as well as the public, about the importance of genetics is another role of genetic counselors.  Many genetic counselors are willing to speak to groups of varying degrees of education and ages, including children as young as kindergartners to adults seeking continuing education.  Professional groups, whether involved in healthcare, or simply interested in hearing about the latest advancements in medical genetics, can also benefit from a presentation from a genetic counselor.  Topics can be customized to fit your group’s needs and interests.  If you would like to request a genetic counselor for your event, contact us.

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