GENETIC COUNSELING SERVICE

Preconception genetic counseling allows individuals of all backgrounds to discuss their family and personal histories, test options and types of tests available to them prior to becoming pregnant. PGT-A and PGT-M testing of the embryos can also be reviewed with a genetic counselor that specializes in preconception genetic counseling.

WHAT IS A GENETIC COUNSELOR?

A genetic counselor is a healthcare professional with unique specialized graduate degrees in the areas of both medical genetics and counseling.

They work as part of a healthcare team, providing risk assessment, education, and support to individuals and families who are patients of New Hope Fertility Center.

Genetic counselors also interpret genetic test results, provide supportive counseling, and serve as patient advocates. Genetic counselors are trained to interpret test results and explain information to patients in a way that is easy for their patients to understand.

 DISCUSS PGT-A/PGT-M RESULTS

Our genetic counselor will assist you in understanding the process of PGT-A testing, as well as all the possible results using patient-friendly language and visual aids. Our genetic counselor will help you understand the limitations and benefits of PGT-A/PGT-M screening and how the results may impact your reproductive decision-making.

DISCUSS CARRIER SCREENING RESULTS

Our genetic counselor will educate you on what your genetic test results mean, what that means for yourself and other family members, the risks to your children (if any), and discuss if further testing is needed. Depending on your results, our genetic counselor can also provide you with education about using assisted reproductive technologies (PGT-M) to lessen genetic risks to offspring.

 DISCUSS PERSONAL & FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY

Review a 3-generation family history and discuss any risks for future generations.

GET TO KNOW YOUR GENETIC COUNSELOR

SYDNEY BUNSHAFT, MS, CGC

Sydney Bunshaft, MS, CGC has years of experience working alongside numerous licensed and board certified genetic counselors as well as physicians of various specialties. She is board certified and received her Master’s degree from The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she completed two years of intense didactic training, both in the clinic and in the classroom. She has completed numerous hours of clinical training in many specialties including pediatrics, cancer, prenatal, preconception, and several adult specialties.
“As your genetic counselor, I will act as your guide, information source, and most importantly your biggest advocate and supporter as you navigate the land of genetics to ensure a healthy and successful pregnancy.” – Sydney Bunshaft, MS, CGC

HOW MUCH DOES GENETIC COUNSELING SESSION COST?

Health insurance often pays for genetic counseling. We offer a special rate for our self-pay patients.

Please speak with our billing department to find out if your insurance covers counseling services and if you have any out of pocket expenses.

You may qualify for a discounted rate! Please ask billing for more details.

SELF-PAY GENETIC COUNSELING COST

Genetic counseling cost is $95.

New Hope Fertility Center
4 Columbus Circle, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Call: 212-517-7676

Erin is member of the
National Society of Genetic Counselors