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Sinead Cameron-Mackintosh

Genetic Counsellor

Genetic counselling services based in Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa) and online. 

Genetics science blog on social media. 

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What is Genetic Counselling?

Genetic counselling is a specialised branch of healthcare that focuses on providing information, support, and guidance to individuals and families who may be at risk for, or affected by, genetic disorders or conditions.


Genetic counsellors are healthcare professionals with expertise in medical genetics and counselling skills. They work closely with individuals and families to help them understand the potential genetic risks, make informed decisions, and adapt to the challenges that may arise from these conditions.

Who Could Benefit from Genetic Counselling?


Genetic counselling can benefit a wide range of individuals and families who may have genetic concerns or risks.


Here are some examples of people who could benefit from genetic counselling:

There are more specific examples under "Services and Prices"

Individuals with a personal or family history of a genetic disorder: If you or a family member has been diagnosed with a genetic condition or if there is a known family history of a genetic disorder, genetic counseling can help assess the risk, provide information about the condition, and discuss potential testing or management options.

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Individuals seeking predictive or presymptomatic testing: Some genetic conditions can be detected before symptoms appear. Genetic counselling can help individuals understand the implications of predictive or presymptomatic testing, discuss potential outcomes, and provide support during decision-making.

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