Definition of genetic counseling
: guidance relating to genetic disorders that is provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having a child with such a disorder
First Known Use of genetic counseling
Medical Definition of genetic counseling
: guidance provided by a medical professional typically to individuals with an increased risk of having offspring with a specific genetic disorder and that includes providing information and advice concerning the probability of producing offspring with the disorder, prenatal diagnostic tests, and available treatments
Learn More about genetic counseling
Medical Dictionary: Definition of "genetic counseling"
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up genetic counseling? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).