Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurrence or recurrence
About the natural history of the condition, inheritance pattern, testing, management, prevention, support resources and research
Counselling to promote informed choices in view of risk assessment, family goals, ethical and religious values
Support to encourage the best possible adjustment to the disorder in an affected family member and/or to the risk of recurrence of that disorder
This includes doctors' notes and pathology reports. These are important in order to confirm a clinical diagnosis or rule out a suspected diagnosis. Your medical records are extremely helpful in guiding genetic assessment and/or testing.
This includes each person's current age or age at the time of diagnosis or death, and cause of death. This list should include blood relatives only (parents, siblings, children, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, and cousins) on both sides of your family.
Make a note of any cancers, heart disease, mental illness, known genetic conditions, birth defects, mental retardation, infant/sudden deaths, any miscarriages or fertility issues. Don’t forget to complete a health history questionnaire before your appointment.
Appropriate for healthy individuals wanting to understand their genetic predisposition to conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and other multifactorial conditions.
She has been practicing clinical genetic counseling in India since graduating from Johns Hopkins University in 2008. She is a much sought after expert in a niche profession and, being the first genetic counselor in the country with a formal degree in genetic counseling, she is committed to establishing the genetic counseling profession in India.
Dr. Risha Nahar Lulla, M.Sc (Glasgow), PhD (Delhi), is reputed to be India’s First Board Certified (Senior level) Genetic Counselor with over 10 years of experience in the field of medical genetics. She is the Principal Genetic Counselor at Mapmygenome, Hyderabad (previously with KIMS hospitals, Hyderabad and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi).
Priya has been working as a genetic counselor with Mapmygenome for over a year. After completing her post-graduation in Medical Biotechnology from Manipal University she worked at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata before joining our team at Mapmygenome. Priya is available for counselings over phone and Skype, and in person in Kolkata.
Dr. Arun H Shastry, MBBS, PhD(NIMHANS), CGC is a clincian-scientist and and serves as the Head of Medical Operations. With a background of clinical knowledge, a vast experience in molecular genetics and genome analysis, Dr. Shastry drives the clinical utility for various genetic diagnostic tests.