Being healthy means being informed
Genetics can be complicated. And medical visits are short. That’s where genetic counselors come in.
(n.) An expert in genetics. Caring person who listens, guides, and answers all your questions. Works with you and your doctor to make a clear plan for health.
Two easy ways to speak with a genetic counselor
Get quick answers
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Schedule an appointment
Already have your Be smart results? For many of our tests, you have the option to schedule an hour-long, comprehensive post-test genetic counseling session, at no additional cost.*
What’s included in an appointment?
In your post-test genetic counseling session, your genetic counselor will:
- Ask you questions about your personal and family health history
- Review your genetic test results with you to explain what they mean for you and your family
- Answer any questions you may have about your results or what to do next
As you prepare for your session, we recommend you set aside one hour free from interruptions or distractions. You may consider asking your family members about your family medical history ahead of your appointment. It is helpful for your genetic counselor to understand if any family members have been diagnosed with medical conditions and at what age they were diagnosed. This information gives us signals into conditions that could be hereditary.
How we’re different
More than a million people trust Be smart to be their genetic guide. Learn why.
Want to learn more before you talk to a genetic counselor? Check out these resources.
Find answers to common questions about genetic testing, Be smart, and more.
*Offered in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico for patients who have undergone genetic testing for reproductive health, cancer, cardiology, or ophthalmology, or have taken one of our proactive tests.