Genetic counseling is an important part of the genetic testing process. Genetic counselors are healthcare providers. They can guide you through this process. First they will take a personal and family health history. Then they will review the options available to you. These options may include genetic testing. Other options include increased cancer screening and ways to reduce your cancer risk. Together, you can determine your next steps.
To find a genetic counselor, visit the National Society of Genetic Counselors’ website or ask your doctor. Your doctor can call Quest Genomics Client Services for assistance with finding a local genetic counselor.