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Why Choose a Certified GeneticCcounselor?

Why choose a certified genetic counselor?

Certified genetic counselors are experts in medical genetics and counseling. A certified genetic counselor guides and supports individuals and families who are looking for information about how inherited diseases and conditions might affect them.

Do I need genetic counselingA certified genetic counselor has met minimum education requirements. He or she also showed at least a minimum level of knowledge, skills and abilities by successfully completing the certification examination administered by the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC).

When you see a Certified Genetic Counselor (CGC®), you can be sure that you are seeing the most qualified professional to help guide you through the complex process of understanding your genes.

  • Independent studies have shown that genetic testing ordered by CGCs is more cost-effective than testing ordered by non-CGCs
  • A growing number of independent, third-party payers (insurance companies) require genetic counseling by a CGC®, prior to genetic testing
  • Genetic counseling and testing is expanding across all medical specialties, increasing the need for CGCs

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