Analyze genetic information toidentify patients or families at risk for specific disorders orsyndromes.
Explain diagnostic procedures suchas chronic villus sampling (CVS), ultrasound, fetal blood sampling,and amniocentesis.
Assess patients'psychological or emotional needs such as those relating to stress,fear of test results, financial issues, and marital conflicts tomake referral recommendations or assist patients in managing testoutcomes.
Provide counseling to patient andfamily members by providing information, education, orreassurance.
Determine or coordinate treatmentplans by requesting laboratory services, reviewing genetics orcounseling literature, and considering histories or diagnosticdata.
Discuss testing options and theassociated risks, benefits and limitations with patients andfamilies to assist them in making informed decisions.
Interpret laboratory results and communicate findings topatients or physicians.
Interview patients orreview medical records to obtain comprehensive patient or familymedical histories, and document findings.