Genetic Testing & Counseling

Genetic testing is a medical test that identifies changes in chromosomes, genes or proteins. The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

Pella Regional providers determine the need for genetic testing by going through a screening questionnaire as there are certain criteria that put patients more at risk. The testing involves a lab draw and a phone call with a genetic counselor and, if the lab test comes back positive, your provider will work with you to determine next steps.