DO YOU NEED GENETIC COUNSELING?
PRECONCEPTION OR IN EARLY PREGNANCY –
Infertility, multiple abortions, still births, previous child with intellectual disability/ short stature or learning disability, with suspected genetic disorder, advanced maternal age, pregnancy with positive triple/ quadruple test, fetus diagnosed with congenital malformation, marriage in blood relatives or couple being known carriers for genetic disorder i.e. thalassemia.
IN PAEDIATRIC AGE GROUP –
Developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, congenital malformations (congenital heart disease, cleft lip and /or palate), short stature etc.
IN ADULTS –
Familial or early onset of cancer, multiple family members affected similar type of symptoms etc.
Timely diagnosis and intervention may help to prevent future recurrences in the family.
In cases of cancers, it might help you in deciding prophylactic and treatment options.
Consultation with a medical geneticist should be done in a timely manner, so that appropriate genetic work-up may be planned.
Dr. Meenal Agarwal
MD (Obstetrics and Gynecology), DM (Medical Genetics)
Consultant Medical Geneticist
Genetics Clinic, Every Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm