There are many situations in which genetic counselling is appropriate. This is because in almost all areas of medicine there are disease patterns that can be traced back to genetic changes. At the MVZ, we primarily address three patient groups:
- Parents who are concerned about the development of their already born child: due to developmental delays, malformations, syndromic diagnoses, metabolic disorders, etc.
- Adults who are affected themselves: by frequent tumour diseases in the family, other hereditary diseases, nerve disorders, unfulfilled desire to have children, multiple miscarriages, etc.
- Parents who are concerned with the topic before or during pregnancy: due to advanced age, abnormalities in the first trimester/trimester test or ultrasound, due to family burden of possibly genetic diseases, etc.
Due to a raised risk of malformation, human genetic counselling and possibly chromosomal analysis is recommended, especially in the case of treatment by assisted reproduction (IVF/ICSI).