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1. Institute of Fetal Medicine (IFM Kolkata)

2. Omega Clinic

3. Bhagirathi Neotia Centre

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about Genetic Counselling

What is Genetic Counselling

Who can provide genetic counseling

Genetic counselors work as members of a healthcare team, providing risk assessment, education and support to individuals and families at risk for, or diagnosed with, a variety of inherited conditions. Genetic counselors also interpret genetic testing, provide supportive counseling, and serve as patient advocates.

How is genetic counseling done

Genetic testing is often done as part of a genetic consultation. ... The laboratory reports the test results in writing to a person's doctor or genetic counselor, or directly to the patient if requested. Newborn screening tests are done on a small blood sample, which is taken by pricking the baby's heel.

What is the role of genetic counseling

Genetic counselors help identify families at possible risk of a genetic condition by gathering and analyzing family history and inheritance patterns and calculating chances of recurrence. They provide information about genetic testing and related procedures.

Why is genetic counseling necessary

As members of a health care team, genetic counselors provide information and support to families affected by or at risk of a genetic disorder. ... Genetic counselors play an important role in providing expert genetic services.