We are happy to provide information and advice if you wish to learn more about the heritability or genetic factors involved in a disease either of yourself, your children or in your family.
In genetic counselling, we try to define the genetic aspects of a particular disorder and to assess the risk of recurrence and the probable course of the disease, and, if appropriate, we discuss potential treatment options. It is our aim to share with you all the information that will help you to answer emerging questions, for example regarding lifestyle, family planning, use of diagnostic tests or prenatal testing and to decide what’s best for you.
We offer our genetic counselling services in collaboration with the “Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum der UMG Bereich Humangenetik”.
Genetic counselling takes place in a personal meeting for which you need to schedule an appointment. It is covered by the German statutory health insurances, i.e. we will ask you to bring a referral issued by your family doctor or specialist doctor.
For specific issues such as risk of breast and ovary cancer, hereditary disorders of the heart, neuromuscular diseases or rare congenital syndromes, we have established special clinics where a team of clinical geneticists and experts from the relevant clinical fields work together.