What is a genetic consultation?

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Genetic counselling is a way for an individual to know and understand the ‘ifs’ of the presence of a genetic disorder and how it can affect them and their family.

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Genetic counselling of a pregnant mother is a common session every parent needs to take to ensure the baby’s health and future. Some of the genetic conditions people talk to a genetic counsellor about are:

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Down syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Haemochromatosis
  • Haemophilia
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Neural tube defects

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