Tag: genetic testing

genetic counselor why should you use a genetic counseloring AT-GC Advanced Telegenetic Counseling telehealth
Before I became interested in genetic counseling, I honestly had no idea what it was. I was interested in genetics but had mainly taken college classes related to genetics and worked in a research lab. I thought the only healthcare provider who specialized in genetics were geneticists, who have medical degrees and then years of […]
Cat with Chimerism Genetic Condition Face Two Different Colors AT-GC tele counseling for genetic testing
n 2018, a woman went public discussing her unusual birthmark on her abdomen. After years of questions, she had finally gained an explanation for her birthmark – chimerism. She reported that doctors were never able to explain why half of her abdomen was a different color from the other half. Most doctors just said it […]
doctor talking with patient at hospital AT-GC virtual genetic counseling
Physicians go through quite a bit of training to be able to do their jobs. Take it from the wife of a medical resident – there is possibly no one else who fully understands what medical students and residents go through to eventually practice on their own and take care of patients. In medical school […]
virtual genetic counselor support for genetic testing AT-GC Advanced Tele-genetic Counseling
Genetic testing can be a complicated process. There are many different types of genetic tests, including testing to confirm a clinical diagnosis, to determine increased health risks, and general health knowledge. Today, some genetic testing companies offer general health genetic screening for conditions such as cancer, heart disease and other health conditions. If you are […]
There are some people who have a chromosome abnormality, a type of genetic condition, who can live their whole life and never know they have the condition. Often a person will only find out if they by chance are tested by a doctor or they have a desire to have children and discover they cannot […]
The MTHFR gene mutation is fairly common in the general population. There are a few different areas of health where knowledge of an MTHFR mutation can be important. What exactly is it and what does it do in our bodies? The MTHFR gene provides genetic instructions to make a protein that helps your body process […]
During a genetic counseling session, a genetic counselor will often ask you questions about the health of your family members- parents, grandparents, children, and sometimes cousins, aunts, and uncles. It is very common for a person to tell a genetic counselor that they have a family history of diabetes. There has been a lot of […]
stomach cancer
Some people might not know that a human being can live without their stomach. When a person is diagnosed with cancer, treatment options sometimes include removing the stomach. One support group called No Stomach For Cancer shares stories on their website of individuals who have needed to have their stomach removed. Having your stomach removed […]
my-time-at-atgc
Increasing patient access to genetic counseling piqued my interest as a student. This curiosity lead me to a rotation at a telemedicine genetic counseling company, AT-GC, in January 2020. Little did I know how advantageous my curiosity would prove to be.  Two months after completing my AT-GC rotation, a global pandemic spiraled out of control, […]
noninvasive prenatal screening
In the past decade there have been numerous advances in the field of reproductive medicine with cell free DNA (cfDNA) or noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) being at the forefront of the advanced DNA testing options available during a pregnancy. The main idea behind this screening test is to test the fragments of DNA that come […]