Genetic Consultation & Counseling are services started under the Sujanan program by Lilac Insights where the country’s finest Clinical Geneticists and Genetic Counselors help individuals, with information and support regarding the contribution of their genetic makeup to specific health conditions.
Individuals &/ or families are guided by a collective wisdom of internationally trained & certified geneticists and genetic Counselors into making informed decisions in a non-directive manner. The aim is to provide a counseling experience that is scientifically sound yet non-intimidating. The service endeavours to address the pitfalls of a “one-size fits all” approach taking into consideration patient autonomy and healthcare professionalism.
The genetic consultation & counseling provided are as per international guidelines for genetic counseling set by NSGC (U.S.A), AGNC (NHS - U.K) & HGSA (Australasia) on a scientific evidence-based approach. The team of experts are focused on giving vital and unbiased information, which aids in informed decision making by the patients and their doctors.
The team of experts include :
Genetic consultation and counseling is a communication process (in person/over a call or video) of assisting individuals/ patients /couples/families to understand about the medical, psychological, familial and reproductive implications of their genetic makeup.
The process of counseling involves pedigree analysis, detailed discussion on family history, past genetic test reports and interpretations, evaluation of inheritance patterns and recurrence risks. Counseling provides psychosocial support and encourages informed decision-making for your family.
Genetic counseling or consultation helps couples and families to understand genetic or medical conditions and their causes, as well as their probability of conceiving a child with a medical concern. Genetic counseling or consultation helps in various ways like
Genetic consultation and counseling is mostly referred for individuals/ patients /couples/families in cases like:
Lilac Insights offers 3 types of consultation and counseling.
Booking an appointment for e-Genetic Counseling / Consultation is very easy. Just follow the below mentioned steps to book a session-