Learn About Genetic Services
Genetics has been transformed from a research oriented academic field dealing with a few rare diseases into an increasing useful and accessible medical specialty. Genetically determined disorders account for a major portion of health care services.
After evaluation and diagnosis, genetics center personnel can provide advice about laboratory tests, family support groups, sources of subspecialty care, and the availability of education, community, social service, and financial resources.
A list of classical indications for genetics referrals is listed.
Genetic counseling is a communication process which deals with the human problems associated with the occurrence, or the risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in a family.
A checklist of key questions to consider asking when meeting with a genetic specialist. Spanish Version - 'Preguntas Para Su Especialista de la Genética'
The MSGF Directory provides a reference of resources available in our six-state region for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders.