Whether you have already had genetic testing or are considering whether this would be beneficial, interpreting the results of genetic testing for various medical conditions can be confusing and complex. At Carnegie Imaging for Women, our board certified medical geneticist and genetic counselors can help you understand these results or determine whether testing is right for you.. Genetics consultations can help you make informed decisions that are best for your health and peace of mind.
If you and your partner have both been found to be carriers for a genetic condition, you may discuss your likelihood of passing that condition to a child and your best reproductive options with a genetic counselor.
Genetic Counseling for IVF
For couples going through the process of IVF, a genetic counselor can help interpret results of preimplantation genetic testing for the embryo. Before implantation, embryos are tested to determine whether they have the correct number of chromosomes. Aneuploid (too many or too few chromosomes) embryos have a higher risk of failed implantation or miscarriage, so a genetic counselor can help you determine the best plan for a healthy pregnancy.
Fragile X Carrier Counseling
Fragile X carriers often have issues with infertility and can have a higher risk of passing Fragile X syndrome to their children, a condition which causes intellectual disability or seizures. A genetic counselor can help you understand your risk and make decisions for your own health and the health of any future children.
Prenatal Genetic Testing and Interpretation
If you are already pregnant, prenatal genetic testing and genetic counseling is available to determine the health of you and your baby, and plan ahead for any healthcare needs you or your child may have.
Genetic Cancer Screening and Interpretation
Certain types of cancers run in families and testing your genetics may be recommended to see if you are at an increased risk. A genetic counselor or our medical geneticistcan then review the results of your genetic cancer screening, explain your risk, and help you create an appropriate health care plan.
Schedule an Appointment
To schedule an appointment with a genetic counselor or a medical geneticist, call Carnegie Imaging for Women or contact our New York City office online.