Specialist counselling is provided in detailed sessions during which patient-specific questions about hereditary diseases are answered. The counsellor provides affected patients, (expectant) parents, as well as healthy relatives who might themselves be carriers of a genetic condition, with detailed information about testing, inheritance patterns/heredity and possible risks, while also advising them on available therapy options.
Individuals may wish to seek genetic counselling when there is suspicion of a genetic condition or developmental disorder, or in case of malformations, inability to conceive a child, questions during pregnancy (e.g. advanced age of a parent or abnormal ultrasound findings) or increased familial incidence of tumours.
The idea of counselling is to help you make informed decisions, assess risks of illness and take any necessary steps. It remains entirely up to you which results you wish to be informed of, and what conclusions you draw from the consultation.
The main points discussed in the counselling session will be summarized in a report in plain language. You can contact us again at any time should any questions remain open or new aspects or problems emerge.