What is Genetic Counseling?

Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial implications of genetic contributions to disease. This process integrates:

  • Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence.
  • Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.
  • Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition.

The National Society of Genetic Counselors is one source for patients, prospective students and healthcare providers interested in learning more about genetic counseling.


How can genetic counselors help you and your family?

Genetic counselors can give you the personalized help you need when it comes to you and your family's genetic health. Genetic counselors can work with you – and your physician – to understand complex genetic information and help you make informed decisions.

Healthcare Providers

Do you have the best resources to provide the most comprehensive, personalized care for your patients?

Experience the value of a genetic counselor. Increase patient satisfaction and enhance the services you provide to your patients. The role of genetic testing in healthcare grows more prevalent and complex every day.

To find a genetic counselor near you please search here

About Elite Diagnotics

Elite Diagnostics is a Highly Complex CLIA certified Lab based in Crown Point, Indiana. We use state of the art technology coupled with rigorous quality control guidelines to provide prompt and reliable test results for physicians and their patients.