With exponential expansion of research and clinical knowledge in genetics and genetic testing, more patients are in need of genetic counseling. In addition, acceleration of the volume of test choices adds to the complexity, requiring focused clinical expertise of genetic counselors to guide informed decisions.
But the genetic counseling infrastructure can’t match the trajectory. And patients face long wait times or may not have access to a genetic counselor in their area. Organizations may struggle to budget and staff for fluctuating demand or even to fill open positions. We answer that need.
A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional with specialized training in genetics and counseling. A genetic counselor is critical to pair with genetic testing, to help a patient understand genetic health, decide if genetic testing is right for them, and if so, receive a recommendation for appropriate tests. Following testing, a genetic counselor helps a patient understand and process the results of genetic testing in order to make informed healthcare decisions.
Patients may need genetic counseling for a variety of medical reasons, such as:
All of our genetic counselors have master’s degrees through programs recognized by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling and are board-certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling and/or Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors. We have genetic counselors to provide services in all U.S. states, including states that require an additional license to practice. Our genetic counselors also receive continual training and education to stay abreast of the rapidly advancing field of genetics.
To partner with you, we built a team with deep expertise in genetics—from our founder, Jill Davies, a pioneer in the field of genetic counseling, to our seasoned genetic counselors, senior leaders and advisors. We have genetic counselors across all medical specialties, with licensure in every U.S. state.
We also brought together leaders that understand health care business needs and a seasoned technology team to develop our intuitive online platform. As a portfolio company of Invenshure, we have the investment and resources to quickly scale to meet growing demand.
Most of all, we all share the passion for helping patients—they are who drive us every day.