Genetic counseling is recommended for families with history of birth defects or genetic disorders. Albany Med offers information and support by way of family planning and management in order to prevent or avoid the probability of developing or transmitting the disorder. Women are also referred for genetic counseling if a prenatal testing reveals an abnormality or a risk for a birth defect.
Our physicians, nurse practitioners, and genetic counselors offers comprehensive genetic counseling services to pregnant women and their families before, during and after pregnancy. Acting as patient advocates, as well as resources to our physicians, our genetic counselors assist patients and families in a variety of ways ranging from family planning to genetic testing.