An appointment with a geneticist and genetic counselor is an important part of WES. We recommend that you meet with a geneticist and genetic counselor before having WES. They will help you understand what information you can get from this test and will help with the payment precertification process. They will also help you to decide if you want to know about secondary findings. A referral from a doctor is required to schedule an appointment in the Genomic Medicine Clinic.
It is also important to meet with a geneticist and genetic counselor after the results of the test are known, so that you can understand what these results mean for you or your child.
Patients at Cincinnati Children’s with a physician referral may schedule an appointment for genetic evaluation and counseling by calling the Division of Human Genetics (513-636-4760) and asking to speak with the Genomic Medicine Clinic coordinator.
If you are outside of the Cincinnati Children’s area and would like to find a geneticist or genetic counselor near you, ask your doctor for a referral. You may also visit: