Also called: Genetic Counseling
UAMS is the premier provider of genetics services in Arkansas and also offers services not available elsewhere in our region.
Why Get Genetic Testing?
You might benefit from a genetics consultation if you have questions about:
- The cause of a medical condition or a developmental problem.
- The chance of the same condition showing up in your children or other relatives.
- Available choices based on an understanding of medical genetics, existing treatments and other factors.
- Recent genetic discoveries and current research about your condition.
Many of our patients with a family history of illnesses such as breast, ovarian and colon cancer seek testing to determine their risk of developing these conditions. UAMS Health offers state-of-the-art equipment and technology to provide accurate test results. If testing indicates that you are at risk for developing a condition, we can provide education and counseling to assist patients in making lifestyle changes and choices for better health.