Genetic Counseling

Patients are referred for genetic counseling for a variety of reasons, including, maternal age of 35 years or greater at time of delivery (risk for chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome increases with maternal age), abnormal prenatal screening test results (e.g. increased risk for Down syndrome or neural tube defects), abnormal amniocentesis or CVS results, family history of an inherited disease or birth defect, history of multiple miscarriages in the mother-to-be, or concern regarding risk for genetic disorders related to ethnic background.
Patients referred for genetic counseling at the office of Dr. Weiss can expect to meet with the counselor for approximately 30-45 minutes prior to seeing Dr. Weiss. During this time, the genetic counselor will review the patient’s family history, discuss prenatal testing options and provide a personalized genetic risk assessment.