Genetic counselling provides people with information about genetics and risks, the benefits, possibilities and limitations of genetic testing, potential outcomes of testing and management options.
As the field of genetics continues to expand, genetic counsellors are specially-trained healthcare professionals who can assist individuals in understanding the complexities of a genetic diagnosis and the implication for their family members.
Genetic conditions are difficult to understand and complex by nature. They often have an emotional impact on individuals and their family. Genetic counsellors offer a supportive service by providing information and addressing these issues, helping individuals make personal decisions for their future.