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Genetic counseling provides information about how genetic conditions might affect one’s family. A genetic counselor will collect your personal and family health history and use this information to determine how likely it is for someone in the family to have a genetic condition. Based on this information, the genetic counselor can help you decide whether a genetic test might be right for you or your immediate family before you plan a pregnancy.
The genetic counselling team at Fernandez Hospital offers the following services.
- Previous child with chromosomal/metabolic /single gene disorder.
- Family history of genetic disorder.
-Advanced maternal and paternal age.
-Recurrent pregnancy losses.
-Previous neonatal and infantile deaths.
Antenatal counseling is offered for women
-Whose serum screening tests (First trimester screening/ Quadruple screening) are suggestive of high risk for Trisomy 21, 18 and 13.
-Fetal anomalies detected in ultrasound.
-Early onset fetal growth restriction.
Index child workup
-Multiple congenital anomalies.
-Suspected Inborn errors of metabolism.
-Suspected neuromuscular disorder/Floppy infant.
-Seizures with encephalopathy.
-Disorders of sex development.
-Developmental delay and intellectual disability.
-Regression of attained milestones.
-Autistic spectrum disorder.
-Short stature/ Suspected skeletal dysplasia.