They also enable patients to understand the impact of genetic test results on their family.
This equips patients to choose a test option best suited to their needs. A Genetic Counsellor will communicate a patient’s genetic test result and explain the effect of this on them and their family, providing detail on available choices and offering further help.
Genetic Counsellors are healthcare professionals that specialise in medical genetics and counselling. They are registered with the HPCSA , and their professional healthcare services are accepted by medical aid funders.
During a genetic counselling consult, the Genetic Counsellor will do the following: