Who Should Consider Genetic Counseling?
A child or individual has a personal or family history of:
- One or more birth defects such as congenital heart defects, spina bifida, and cleft lip.
- Altered growth patterns.
- Developmental delay, mental retardation or certain neurological disorders.
- A known or suspected genetic or chromosomal disorder, such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome neurofibromatosis or Marfan syndrome.
- Major behavioral/psychiatric problem.
- Seizure disorder.
- Certain types of cancer, such as early onset breast or colon cancer, ovarian cancer at any age.
A couple with:
- Multiple pregnancy losses.
- Ethnic backgrounds associated with an increased risk for genetic disease.
- Advanced parental age.
- Abnormal prenatal test results, including ultrasound, serum marker screening and/or prenatal diagnosis results.
- Infertility, including egg donor screening.
Cancer genetic counseling is also available through the Moffitt Cancer Center Lifetime Cancer Screening Center.