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.
Insurance coverage for genetic services varies, depending on the health plan and medical circumstance.