Maternal and Fetal Specialty Center
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:
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.