General Adult

There are many areas within clinical genetic counseling you can expect to find work with adult patients.

  • Working with couples who want to have children within Fertility Clinics.
  • Testing sperm donors, egg donors, and embryos for genetic conditions.
  • Working with patients of adult-onset genetic conditions (you don’t get symptoms until you are older)
  • Working with genetic patients that have outgrown their pediatric doctor and pediatric genetic counselor.

 

Learn more about genetic counseling through a case example: Abraham Lincoln


Some other specialties genetic counselors work in include:

Prenatal: working with pregnant women

Pediatric: working with children

Cancer: working with families affected by cancer

Cardiology: working with families affected by heart conditions