Genetic Counselors Function

Genetic Counselors provide services in general care, or specialize in one or more areas, including:

  1. Autoimmune / Autoinflammatory diseases
  2. Bacterial infections
  3. Behavioral and mental disorders
  4. Blood Diseases
  5. Chromosome Disorders
  6. Congenital and Genetic Diseases
  7. Connective tissue diseases
  8. Digestive Diseases
  9. Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases
  10. Endocrine Diseases
  11. Environmental Diseases
  12. Eye diseases
  13. Female Reproductive Diseases
  14. Fungal infections
  15. Heart Diseases
  16. Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
  17. Immune System Diseases
  18. Kidney and Urinary Diseases
  19. Lung Diseases
  20. Male Reproductive Diseases
  21. Metabolic disorders
  22. Mouth Diseases
  23. Musculoskeletal Diseases
  24. Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  25. Nervous System Diseases
  26. Newborn Screening
  27. Nutritional diseases
  28. Parasitic diseases
  29. Rare Cancers
  30. RDCRN
  31. Skin Diseases
  32. Viral infections

Additionally, some Genetic Counselors focus on research, including collecting information such as detailed family histories and pregnancy information, which helps in the development of new or improved treatment or care for people with genetic conditions.