What is Paediatric Genetic Counselling?

Paediatric genetic counselling is a process that involves a comprehensive assessment of a child’s medical and family history, as well as any genetic testing that may have been performed. The goal of paediatric genetic counselling is to provide families with a clear understanding of their child’s diagnosis, the genetic basis of their condition, and the available treatment options.

Paediatric genetic counselling may also involve discussion of issues related to genetic testing, including the potential benefits and limitations of testing, the implications of test results for the child and their family, and the emotional and psychological impacts of genetic testing.