Genetic counseling and human genetic diagnostics
Our practice of Human Genetics was founded in 1992 to provide the whole range of modern human genetic diagnostics: cytogenetics, molecular cytogenetics, and molecular genetics. Usually – before genetic testing – the process starts with genetic counselling. In our genetic counselling diseases, malformations or other features that are associated with a possible hereditary cause will be discussed. Reasons for referral could be:
If you are pregnant and during an ultrasound examination an abnormality was found in your child or you have a high-risk result after First Trimester Screening.
If you are pregnant and you, your partner or a family member have a chronic or genetic disease.
If you are pregnant and you want to find out about the possibility of prenatal diagnosis.
If you have experienced miscarriages frequently.
If the desire for a child remains unfulfilled.
If frequent and/or very early cancers have occurred in your family.
If you are concerned that your child could be developmentally delayed.
Do I have an increased risk of disease if one of my relatives already developed a disease.
In part, it is possible to detect genetic predispositions long before the outbreak of the disease. So preventive measures and changes in lifestyle can be discussed specifically and individually.
Please contact us for an appointment or any further questions:
Joint Practice of Human Genetics
Altonaer Straße 61
phone +49 (40) 432926-0
fax +49 (40) 432926-20