services images

Genetic Counseling Services

Genetic counselors are specialized healthcare professionals who are board-certified through the American Board of Genetic Counseling (ABGC) to counsel individuals and families about genetic conditions and birth defects. Counselors typically act as case managers and liaisons for the healthcare team throughout the evaluation process. The genetic counselors with Palmetto Health-USC Medical Group provide a wide range of services to patients and physicians in the Midlands and throughout the state of South Carolina.

Genetic counselors meet with patients from various social, cultural, and educational backgrounds to provide the following types of information:

  • family history risk assessment
  • explanation of genetic risk
  • genetic testing and understanding the results
  • assessment of psychosocial status after a genetic diagnosis
  • implications of genetic disorders for the individual and their family
  • resources to help patients understand a genetic diagnosis
  • referrals for specialized care
  • professional communications to your physician about your care

At USC Genetic Counseling, our certified genetic counselors have extensive experience and specialized training in genetics. As one of three regional genetic counseling centers in South Carolina, we are prepared to counsel patients with compassion and knowledge in the areas of prenatal, cancer, and adult genetics.

Ask your physician how a consultation with USC Genetic Counseling may benefit you. We look forward to the opportunity to share our knowledge and compassion!