Genetic counselors are healthcare providers specifically trained in medical genetics; they are experts at explaining complex genetic concepts and analyzing family history to understand disease risk. They also help people understand what their genetic test results mean for themselves and family members.
Who should see a genetic counselor?
Why is it important to know my family health history?
A genetic counselor will likely ask you about your family health history. The video below discusses why it's important to understand your family health history. This flyer may also help.