genetic counseling

(jeh-NEH-tik KOWN-suh-ling)

A communication process between a specially trained health professional and a person concerned about the genetic risk of disease. The person's family and personal medical history may be discussed, and counseling may lead to genetic testing.

A communication process that seeks to assist affected or at-risk individuals and families in understanding the natural history, disease risks, and mode of transmission of a genetic disorder; to facilitate informed consent for genetic testing when appropriate; to discuss options for risk management and family planning; and to provide for or refer individuals for psychosocial support as needed.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "genetic counseling"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "orientación genética"

Proceso de comunicación entre un profesional de la salud especialmente capacitado y una persona preocupada por el riesgo genético de enfermedad. Se pueden discutir los antecedentes familiares y personales del individuo y la orientación puede llevar a realizar una prueba genética.

Cancer Genetics Risk Assessment and CounselingGenetic CounselingConsejo genético