Northwestern Prenatal Genetic Centre
Training Centre of Ott's Institute of Obstetrics & Gynecology RAMS
14-th Liniya Vasilyevskogo ostrova, 7
+7 (812) 677-14-08, 921-26-32, 921-26-37
Genetics as a Medical Specialty
Clinical genetic services include the assessment and diagnosis of birth defects and genetic diseases, and the provision of genetic counselling. Specialized genetic services are delivered by a team consisting of genetic physician and support staff. Primary physicians refer families for medical genetics evaluation and consultation, and not for ongoing care or treatment.
What is Genetic Counselling?
Genetic counselling focuses on the human and medical problems associated with the occurrence or risk of recurrence of a congenital anomaly or genetic disease in a family. This involves discussion of the complications, probable course and treatment of the condition, the recurrence of similar problems in future pregnancies and of options available to avoid recurrence.
The individual or family is counselled to choose the most appropriate course of action in view of their risk, their interpretation of the burden of the condition and their own ethical and cultural orientation. Some birth defects and genetic diseases can be diagnosed in a fetus prior to birth but most conditions are not detectable. Prenatal diagnosis is available to pregnant women who are at an increased risk of having a baby with a serious abnormality that can be identified in the fetus.
Who should be referred?
Families are referred for Medical Genetics consultation by their family physician or by another medical specialist. Reasons for referral include the following:
You can make an appointment at geneticist at:
14-th Line Vasilevsky Island, 7
677-14-08, 931-25-05, 931-24-25