Who Benefits from Genetic Services
- Women whose pregnancy may be at increased risk for complications or birth defects based on age, blood tests, ultrasound findings, or family history.
- Women who have had two or more miscarriages, a still birth, or a baby who died.
- Women considering pregnancy or who are pregnant and taking prescription medication.
- Couples who would like prenatal testing or more information about genetic conditions that occur more frequently in their ethnic group.
- Couples who are blood relatives.
- Patients whose child has been diagnosed with a genetic disease on a newborn screening test.
- Parents who are concerned about their children with a genetic condition, mental retardation, or birth defect.
- Individuals who are concerned about their personal risk for disease based on lifestyle, occupational exposures, medical history, or family history.
- Individuals who are concerned about their risk of developing cancer based on a personal or family history.
Where To Get Genetic Testing Done:
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center
University of Iowa Hospital & Clinics
Other Genetics Links:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Illinois Department of Public Health
Genetic Science Learning Center
Ask the Geneticist
New York University - School of Medicine
|For more information contact:
Rock Island County Health Department
Phone: (309) 558-2850
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