Genetic counselors at Swedish help doctors and patients pinpoint potential health problems at an early stage.
We provide genetic evaluations and guidance for women on a wide variety of health issues, such as chromosomal alterations and birth defects, as well as inherited diseases or disorders.
Genetic testing services at Swedish include:
Prenatal testing and follow-up
Hereditary risk testing (especially for breast, ovarian and colon cancers)
Community and professional education
Before a test is performed, genetic counselors review with each patient:
Which tests are appropriate for the circumstance
Advantages and disadvantages of the test
The potential impact or implications of the test results
Genetic testing is usually done through a blood draw. Counselors communicate test results to the patient, and if necessary or appropriate, the patient’s physician may then review available treatment options or recommendations.
Appointments & Referrals
A physician referral is not required. Insurance coverage for genetic services varies, depending on the health plan and medical circumstance.
Maternal and Fetal Specialty Center1229 Madison
First Hill Campus, Nordstrom Tower, Suite 750
Seattle, WA 98104
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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