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Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

After receiving genetic counseling, the person will have information to take home and review. This will help with decisions that the person needs to make. Also, people may need help in making family planning decisions. They also may need names of experts to contact regarding further questions they may have about genetic disease.

What are the potential complications after the procedure?

Genetic counseling can have a major impact on a person's life. People can receive both good and bad news. The information they get may change family planning. They may be told that further tests are needed. Some of the tests may involve a risk for miscarriage.

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Genetic Counseling: Preparation & Expectations


Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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