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Prenatal Genetic Counseling

Prenatal genetic counseling is available through physician referral. Genetic counselors with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group provide prenatal genetic counseling to patients throughout the Midlands and the state who are at increased risk for genetic conditions and birth defects in pregnancy. We coordinate our services with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Division to ensure comprehensive care.

USC prenatal genetic counselors are available to provide the following services:

  • Genetic counseling for pregnant women of any age, including women who are 35 and over
  • Discussing options for prenatal screening and diagnosis
  • Performing a family history risk assessment
  • Reviewing options for carrier screening of genetic diseases
  • Genetic counseling for ultrasound findings identified during pregnancy
  • Providing information about potential exposure to medications, drugs, or alcohol
  • Genetic counseling for preconception couples
  • Genetic counseling for couples experiencing infertility or multiple pregnancy loss
  • Genetic counseling for assisted reproduction (IVF and preimplantation genetic diagnosis)
  • Coordinating testing with outside reference laboratories across the United States
  • Communicating to your 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.