One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The giving of advice to prospective parents concerning the risks of genetic disorders in a future child.
- ‘Even routine pregnancies in industrialized countries are increasingly technological, as couples are offered genetic counselling, and ultrasound scans and amniocentesis have become commonplace.’
- ‘Early recognition of the underlying disorder is important for long term management and presumably for genetic counselling.’
- ‘The parents may also wish to have genetic counselling to understand the condition, to identify carriers and to explain the risk of recurrence.’
- ‘The study aims to evaluate the quality of genetic counselling provided within general health services.’
- ‘Where appropriate, the doctor should also counsel patients on any possible familial risk and the need for genetic counselling of relatives.’
- ‘Because of my personal experience I feel strongly that if patients are diagnosed as having Turner's syndrome or indeed any genetic condition, they should be referred for genetic counselling.’
- ‘However, knowledge of specific genes for some forms of common disease has brought many new patients and families for genetic counselling.’
- ‘In addition, genetic counselling may be helpful for parents with affected offspring.’
- ‘After genetic counselling, two of the couples cancelled their marriages, and other couples sought prenatal diagnosis.’
- ‘Although genetic counselling falls into this category, this type of counselling is of a different style and nature to general counselling.’
- ‘Parents of newborn infants with sickle cell disease receive genetic counselling and support.’
- ‘Antenatal screening allows you to undergo a blood test to detect carrier couples and provide genetic counselling.’
- ‘Some imprinted disorders may be familial, and genetic counselling for these conditions is not for the faint hearted.’
- ‘I wished to publish a case involving a traceable adult with learning disability who had requested genetic counselling.’
- ‘A recent study found that genetic counselling produced only a modest shift in the accuracy of perceived lifetime risk.’
- ‘It will dominate predictive genetics and genetic counselling.’
- ‘In this model counsellors would serve as a first line of consultation, undertake some genetic counselling in the surgery, and facilitate referral of families at higher risk.’
- ‘But I fully support that and I would promote genetic counselling as a discipline in Australia.’
- ‘Similarly, when a couple have lost a child with a potentially inherited condition, analysis of tissue from the dead baby may be crucial for accurate genetic counselling and future prenatal testing.’
- ‘In practice, this is the stance taken by most UK cancer registries, which do not require consent from next of kin before disclosing cancer diagnoses for genetic counselling.’
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