How do I prepare for a genetic counseling appointment?*

A little preparation before your appointment can help you get the most out of your genetic counseling visit.

  • Ask your relatives about medical conditions in the family
  • Gather any medical records related to your concerns
  • Bring a list of written questions to your appointment
  • You may not be able to get all the details, but the more information you have, the more your genetic counselor can help.

*Courtesy of the  National Society of Genetic Counselors, www.nsgc.org.