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Genetic Counselors role is to help people examine their families’ genetic histories and uncover inherited conditions. As part of a healthcare team they work alongside physicians, nurses, and geneticists.
Genetic Counselors performs these functions as follows:
Physicians refer a wide range of people to genetic counselors for evaluation and genetic testing, which include:
Pediatrics: working with children with multiple anomalies/syndromes
Prenatal: working with couples and older women
At Mercy, we offer comprehensive testing services to diagnose conditions and injuries, including: