Should I undergo genetic counseling and/or testing?

We offer different types of genetic screening to all patients early in pregnancy. Conditions screened for include chromosomal abnormalities (such as Down Syndrome) as well recessive disorders that you may be a carrier for and pass on to your baby (such as Cystic Fibrosis).

If you will be 35 years of age or older at the time of delivery, or if you have a family history of birth defects, mental retardation, or certain medical conditions, we offer referrals to a genetic counselor and perinatologist (high risk obstetric doctor). Your Women’s Care provider can give you more information regarding these tests and services.