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Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Prenatal genetic counseling is available through physician referral.  Prenatal genetic counselors at the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine offer genetic counseling to patients throughout the Midlands and beyond who are at increased risk for pregnancies with birth defects.  We coordinate our services with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division to ensure comprehensive care.
University Specialty Clinics prenatal genetic counselors are available to provide the following services:             

  • Prenatal counseling for pregnant women of any age, including women who are 35 and over
  • Options for prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Family history risk assessment
  • Screening for possible risk factors associated with specific ancestry history
  • Prenatal counseling for ultrasound problems identified during pregnancy
  • Information about potential exposure to medications, drugs, or alcohol
  • Pre-conception genetic counseling and assessment
  • Genetic counseling for couples experiencing infertility or multiple pregnancy losses
  • Genetic counseling for assisted reproduction such as IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
  • Coordination of testing with outside reference laboratories across the United States
  • Professional communications to your primary care/referring physician to ensure appropriate management

If you have a concern about your pregnancy or a family history of a known or suspected genetic condition, talk with your physician about referral to our genetic counseling services. We promise to take good care of you.