So, you're about to have a call with a Eugene genetic counsellor before getting a carrier test and you're wondering what to expect? No worries, that's a normal question to have. Here's everything you need to know:
We can't wait to meet you! If you're planning on getting a genetic carrier screening with your partner, it would be best if you're both on the call. We typically do video calls, but if you're unable to be together during the call, each of you can dial in separately.
We want to get to know you, and part of that includes exploring your medical and genetic history, as well as your ethnic background. Together, we'll build a family tree, which includes four generations of your family, your parent's generation, your grandparents, and any children, nieces, or nephews. We'll also go over your family's health history, including any major health problems and family members who passed away due to health issues. We'll also discuss your reproductive and pregnancy history, including any pregnancy or fertility problems.
Your family tree will look a little something like this:
We pair each member with a genetic counsellor for support and guidance every step of the way. It's only when we understand your motivations, expectations, and concerns that we can tailor your experience to what's relevant for you. During the call, we'll also cover how carrier screening works, what it can and cannot do, and what to expect on your journey with Eugene. And don't hesitate to ask us any questions you might have
We make the process easy. Everything is done at home, so you never have to leave your couch! We'll schedule video call appointments and ship you your kits for free. We'll also include a free session with your genetic counsellor before we send you the kit. And if after the call, you decide that the test is not right for you, we'll refund you every dollar.
Most of the time, it takes two to tango, so we usually recommend having genetic carrier screening with your partner (if you have one). Here are a few reasons why:
If you have any questions for us, just send us an email at email@example.com or give us a call at (03) 9015 4363. Either way, you’ll get a genetic counsellor to help answer any of your questions!
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