Genetic counseling is to understand and evaluate a family’s risk of an inherited medical condition. It determines the precise medical, psychological, and familial consequences of genetic impact on diseases.
The Genetic Counseling core at Gargash Hospital is integrated across the specialty departments to readily support the doctors. It is necessary to conduct appropriate genetic tests and interpret the results in context to the patient’s family history.
Our genetic counsellors ensure to consult with doctors before proceeding with patient diagnosis. They meet with the family to discuss the results of the genetic test and the implications in reference to the patient’s family history, as well as the family members. Once a diagnosis has been made our teams make referrals for follow up with the appropriate specialists.