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Pediatrics and prenatal medical genetics

​A genetic evaluation is appropriate for children with:

  • Developmental delay.
  • Autism spectrum disorders.
  • Multiple health problems or birth defects.
  • History of seizures or muscle concerns.
  • Abnormal physical features.
  • Personal or family history of a known or suspected genetic condition.

Prenatal medical genetics

Women/couples who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant may see a genetic counselor for reasons including:

  • Personal or family history of a known or suspected genetic condition.
  • Abnormal ultrasound finding.
  • Ethnicity-based carrier screening.
  • History of multiple pregnancy losses.
  • Discussion of prenatal screening or diagnostic test results.
  • Advanced maternal age as the chance for certain genetic conditions may be increased.
  • Exposure during pregnancy, which may increase the risk for birth defects.

Specialty clinics and medical genetics

Marshfield Clinic Health System has many multi-disciplinary teams focused on treating patients with specific health conditions, including:

Genetics plays an important role in these conditions, and meeting with a genetic counselor may be part of your care within these specialty clinics.

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