Author | Renée L. Chard, MSc, CGC

Articles

7 elements of pretest counseling

August 23, 2019

Slideshow

While most genetic disorders occur in patients with no relevant family history or risk factors, patients who have a family history of concern often benefit from genetic counseling.

11 tips for guiding patients considering prenatal testing

July 31, 2019

Article

These 11 statements to guide decision-making with patients can help patients fully consider their values and preferences in regard to prenatal testing.

Eight indications for referral to genetic counseling

July 25, 2019

Article

Obstetricians need to have a strategy to provide basic pretest education and counseling to their pregnant patients.

Resources for collecting family history information

July 24, 2019

Article

In a busy obstetrical practice, use of a family history questionnaire or checklist is usually the most practical means of assessment.