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What is the purpose of genetic counseling?

Genetic counseling is appropriate if you have concerns about your likelihood of being affected by a genetic disorder or about your passing a genetic disorder on to your children. Screening tests are available for some genetic diseases and may be recommended depending on your history. Genetic counseling is especially useful prior to becoming pregnant.

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