Genetic counsellors play an essential role here at myDNA through our sister company Genetic Counselling Australia. Here, they deliver a valuable service nationally to individuals and families with, or at risk of, inherited genetic conditions. Clients are provided with information, risk assessment, resources and support to help them understand their genetics, test implications and further options. Areas of genetic counselling include prenatal, infertility, cancer, cardiac, neurology, reproductive, paediatric and adult genetics.
Genetic Counsellors have specialist knowledge in human genetics, counselling and health communication skills. They play a critical role in educating individuals about genetic diseases and how genetics influences their lives. Our service aims to inform, educate and empower clients in order to assist them with understanding and making informed decisions regarding their genetic health.
People will see a genetic counsellor when they are planning to start a family, when they have a family history of a genetic condition, if they want to know if they are a carrier of a genetic condition, when trying to have a baby if having problems falling pregnant or experiencing multiple miscarriages, after giving birth to a baby with a genetic issue, or when they are wanting to undertake genetic testing.