A tremendously specialized medical field, genetics is about heredity and certain risk factors involved in the genes. Every child inherits genes from both of their biological parents and these genes in turn express specific traits.
Why choose Manipal Hospitals
At Manipal Hospitals, our unique Genetic Counselling unit aims to help individuals, couples and families understand and adapt to the medical, psychological, familial and reproductive implications of the genetic contribution to specific health conditions. Besides advising about genetic testing and other related procedures, our highly competent genetic counselors help identify families at possible risk of a genetic condition by analyzing family history and gene inheritance patterns to calculate chances of recurrence. Our Genetic Counseling unit assists couples who have one or more of the these risk factors that include abnormal results from routine prenatal testing, amniocentesis results that identify a chromosomal defect, and an inherited disease present in a close family member.