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knowledgeable genetic specialists

Genetic services include:

  • Identification of the mode of inheritance.
  • Identification of patients at risk for whom testing is available.
  • Assessment of recurrence risks and possibilities for prenatal diagnosis.

Those who may wish to consider genetic counseling include:

  • Parents who have a child with a birth defect or hereditary disorder.
  • Individuals with a family history of a birth defect or hereditary disorder.
  • Couples with a history of infertility.
  • Couples with recurrent miscarriages/stillbirths.
  • Pregnant women with an abnormal screening.
  • Women, age 35 or older.
  • Members of certain ethnic groups at risk for a genetic disorder.
  • Pregnant women or women planning pregnancy, exposed to a potentially harmful agent (drugs, radiation, alcohol, virus).
  • Couples who are first cousins or close blood relatives.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 847.723.7705.


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