Laboratory Genetic Counseling Services

In the increasingly complex field of genetic testing, genetic counselors serve as a vital link between the laboratory and the clinician. As part of our comprehensive services, the team at Diagnostic Cytogenetics Inc. (DCI) includes Michele Bailey, a licensed and board-certified genetic counselor, to assist providers and their patients.

 

As a liaison between providers and laboratory services, the genetic counselor at DCI:

• Recommends indication-specific testing strategies
• Requests additional clinical information for improved testing and interpretation
• Notifies providers of STAT results
• Discusses test results and pertinent management issues with ordering provider
• Provides consultation for further testing, as required.

 

Our laboratory genetic counselor also actively participates in a number of other laboratory functions, beginning with a review of the ordered tests at specimen receipt and extending beyond the laboratory to provider education.

• Test ordering review
• Test analysis and interpretation, including clinical correlation
• Result reporting
• Send out testing coordination
• Provider education
• Research and development

 

Call 800-328-2026 to speak with Michele Bailey, our laboratory genetic counselor, regarding general testing questions and patient-specific inquiries.

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