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Genetic Counseling


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What sets genetic counseling at Children’s apart is our commitment to providing compassionate support for the entire family. We provide genetic counseling services for families with a known genetic disorder and recurrence risk counseling for parents of a child with an inherited condition.  

Our genetic counselors provide information on family planning options, explain the testing options available to you, and help coordinate referrals for related specialists at Children’s National. We see patients through self-referral or with referral from a primary care physician or another subspecialty clinic within Children’s National.

We also offer carrier screenings for ethnic groups with a higher risk of inherited disorders, including those of Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry, Mediterranean descent, African American ancestry, and Northern Europeans. - Departments & Programs - Children's National Medical Center