Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling services are available to a wide range of patients. This includes pre-conceptional and/prenatal genetic counseling when there is a family history of a known or suspected genetic syndrome. Prenatal genetic counseling is also available for individuals interested in carrier screening, those identified to have ultrasound anomalies, abnormal genetic screening results and individuals with a family history of a genetic disorder. This is done in coordination with the OSF Perinatology Group. Genetic counseling is also available to patients with a family history of a possible hereditary cancer syndrome, such as hereditary breast and ovarian cancer. Genetic counselors also work with the cystic fibrosis clinic to provide genetic counseling to those families. 

Children and adults with known genetic syndromes are seen in this clinic for management and follow-up. Common syndromes seen include Down syndrome, Neurofibromatosis 1 and Marfan syndrome.

In addition, children and adults are referred to this clinic for diagnostic testing when a genetic syndrome is suspected. Common reasons for referral include birth defects, developmental delays and autism.