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Genetic counseling

Genetic counseling provides information and support about certain hereditary conditions. Your counselor will collect your family history, determine your level of risk and recommend further testing as needed.

Genetic testing in Western North Carolina

Our genetic counselors can help you learn your risks for certain hereditary conditions.

At Mission Health Physicians, a genetic counselor will review your medical history and discuss the benefits and limitations of genetic testing. Then they will help you understand your genetic testing results and provide further insights.

Reasons to see a genetic counselor

If you have a family history of certain conditions, are pregnant or are planning to have children, genetic counseling can assess your risks for conditions, such as:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Breast cancer
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dementia
  • Down syndrome
  • Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)
  • Heart disease
  • Huntington's disease
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Sickle cell anemia

Our genetic testing services

We work to help you gain a greater understanding of any potential health risks you may have, tailoring our clinical genetics programs to your individual traits.

Genetics and personalized medicine programs

We provide genetic counseling and testing for all ages, including both newborns and adults, with services that include:

  • BRCA testing for breast cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Genetic testing during pregnancy
  • Genetic testing for cancer
  • Medication management for non-cancerous conditions
  • Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT)
  • Prenatal outreach and education
  • Pharmacogenetics
  • Telehealth consultations

Our Genetic counseling Locations

Fullerton Genetics Center
9 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
 (828) 213-0022
Fullerton Genetics Center
9 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
 (828) 213-0022