Genetic counseling services focused on patients
Integrated Genetics’ genetic counselors translate and communicate genetic information into practical, understandable terms. They identify genetic risks, explain appropriate genetic testing options, discuss the implications of test results, and help patients make thoughtful genetic health care decisions.
With more than 25 years of experience, Integrated Genetics offers the largest national commercial network of genetic counselors. We provide a broad range of counseling services, including those for prenatal and preconception, infertility, and hereditary cancer care.
We offer two types of counseling: a comprehensive session and a session specific to a patient’s results.
Comprehensive genetic counseling:
- Genetic risk assessment, including a review of the patient’s personal and family medical histories and genetic test results
- Patient education about genetic risk factors and appropriate testing options
- Patient information and support for informed decision-making
- Coordinated patient care to assist you in offering the right test at the right time to the right patient
- Written consultation summary sent to the referring health care provider
Comprehensive genetic counseling is available through our Telegenetic Counseling to You program. Telegenetic Counseling to You provides an audio and video connection between the patient and the genetic counselor which allows them to see and hear each other during the genetic counseling session. The patient can access Telegenetic Counseling To You conveniently from their home or office. They can set up an appointment for this program by using the online scheduling tool.
Contact your Integrated Genetics sales representative if you would like more information about telegenetic counseling or in-person genetic counseling.
Genetic results counseling:
- Targeted discussion between the patient and a genetic counselor about the results of Integrated Genetics or LabCorp testing
- Based on the result, an overview of any relevant follow-up testing that should be considered
- Written consultation summary provided to the referring physician and patient
- Does not include family medical history discussion
- No additional charge for genetic results counseling
This service is available by phone and can be easily scheduled by your patient through our online scheduling tool.
- Reproductive risks stemming from family or personal history of a genetic condition, birth defect, or intellectual disability
- Mother being 35 years old or more at time of delivery
- Abnormal genetic testing or ultrasound results
- Exposure to medications or other agents that may cause harm, including use of drugs and/or alcohol
- Multiple pregnancy losses
- Infertility suspected of having a genetic cause
- Breast cancer at age 50 or younger or multiple breast cancer diagnoses in the same person
- Breast or pancreatic cancer with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry
- Colorectal or uterine cancer at age 50 or younger
- Ovarian cancer at any age
- Male breast cancer at any age
- A combination of breast, ovarian, or pancreatic cancers in the same person or on the same side of the family
- A previously identified hereditary cancer mutation
- Abnormal tumor marker results suggestive of a hereditary cancer syndrome