Definitions for "Genetic counselling"
a service which is performed by a trained counsellor. The counsellor combines information from individuals' medical and family history with knowledge of human genetics. This then provides information about whether a hereditary condition is possibly present. The counsellor is able to provide information about the treatment available and how to prevent the condition.
Advice and information provided by experts on the detection and chance of fetal abnormalities and disorders.
Information and advice given to patients affected by, or at risk of a genetic condition. An explanation of risks and options may include the findings of specific genetic tests. In the UK , genetic counseling is non-directive i.e. patients are not told what decisions to make.