National Society of Genetic Counselors
    About Genetic Counselors

    How Do Genetic Counselors Integrate into the Healthcare Team?

    The role of genetic testing in healthcare grows more prevalent and complex every day. Genetic counselors can help incorporate the latest genetic science into the healthcare team by providing comprehensive genetic services to patients . Additionally, genetic counselors' advanced training in counseling helps provide the emotional support patients need as complex genetic information is translated into sometimes-difficult healthcare decisions. Learn more about some common referral indications