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Genetic counselors are healthcare providers specifically trained in medical genetics; they are experts at explaining complex genetic concepts and analyzing family history to understand disease risk. They also help people understand what their genetic test results mean for themselves and family members.
This service is currently available for patients in the U.S. undergoing hereditary cancer testing.
Invitae’s genetic counseling services are included in the cost of your test.
Please call our Client Services team at 800-436-3037 and ask to speak with a genetic counselor.
Patients may call Invitae's genetic counselors at 800-436-3037 anytime during business hours to:
If you choose to schedule a comprehensive post-test genetic counseling session, your genetic counselor will briefly review your medical history, ask questions about your family medical history, review information about your genetic test results and what those results may mean for you and your family.
Please set aside up to one hour that will be free from interruptions. You may wish to ask your family members about your family medical history in advance (specifically, any diagnosed medical conditions, such as cancer or heart disease, and the age at which each medical condition was diagnosed). You may also wish to ask them about the cause of death/age of death for deceased family members. Please see the guides and letters below for additional tips about gathering your family history.
Yes. Spanish-language genetic counseling is available within Invitae. We also have access to interpreters who can provide services in most languages.
If you have any questions after viewing this video, please contact us at 1-800-436-3037 or email GCservices@invitae.com.
Other useful resources:
If you test positive for a genetic variant in the gene BRCA1 or BRCA2, this letter can serve as a guide for informing other family members who may also be at risk.
If you test positive for a genetic variant associated with Lynch syndrome, this letter can serve as a guide for informing other family members who may also be at risk.