Alpha-1 Association Genetic Counseling Center
Sara Wienke, MS CGC
About the Alpha-1 Genetic Counseling Center
The Alpha-1 Genetic CounselingCenter provides telephone-based free and confidential genetic counseling for individuals considering being tested for, or diagnosed with, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). The Center also provides information and referrals to resources for parents, family members and medical professionals. Sara Wienke has been the Alpha-1 genetic counselor since May 2012.
National Society of Genetic Counselors (2006):
Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand and adapt to the medical, psychological and familial contributions to disease. This process integrates the following:
- Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the chance of disease occurence or recurrence
- Education about inheritance, testing, management, prevention, resources and research.
- Counseling to promote informed choices and adaptation to the risk or condition
To speak with a Genetic Counselor please call 1-800-785-3177 or EMAIL
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