genetic counseling

noun

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

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Don’t skip the genetic counseling, said the task force’s Mangione. Lauran Neergaard, The Denver Post, "Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test," 20 Aug. 2019 That assessment helps to determine whether the patient should then undergo genetic counseling, which can further evaluate risk, followed by genetic testing. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say," 20 Aug. 2019 Don't skip the genetic counseling, said the task force's Mangione. NBC News, "Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test," 20 Aug. 2019 Women with positive results on the primary care risk assessment are then recommended to receive genetic counseling and possibly genetic testing for the mutations. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say," 20 Aug. 2019 Participants would then receive free genetics counseling from their health care provider. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, "George Church Wants to Make Genetic Matchmaking a Reality," 15 Apr. 2019 But if both carry genes for Tay-Sachs, the couple is informed and given genetic counseling about their options. Eric Betz, Discover Magazine, "George Church Wants to Make Genetic Matchmaking a Reality," 15 Apr. 2019 Suennen has been placing bets lately on companies focused on innovation in health care: continuous monitoring of at-risk patients; applying AI and machine learning to medical imaging; and telemedicine for genetic counseling. Rebecca Robbins, STAT, "The gatekeeper: If you want to make it big in health care, it’ll help to get past Lisa Suennen first," 6 June 2018 However, that did not cover the test interpretation or the genetic counseling costs. Carolyn Sue Richards, Smithsonian, "Most Parents Want to Test Their Unborn Kids’ Genes For Disease Risk," 25 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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genetic counseling

noun

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

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