Genetic counselling service
All patients at clinique ovo have free access to prenatal genetic counselling services provided by our certified genetic counsellor and supervised by our geneticist, Dr. Maude Lefebvre. All services are covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Quebec.
Consultations take place primarily at clinique ovo in Montréal, although Skype consultations can sometimes be arranged for patients who live far from the clinic.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BE REFERRED FOR GENETIC COUNSELLING?
When it comes to any genetic condition or previously known risk, it’s always best to seek genetic counselling before trying to conceive, so you can get the necessary tests and discuss your reproductive plan, including available options (prenatal genetic diagnosis, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, egg/sperm donation, and adoption).
In cases where the risk is unknown before pregnancy, something is seen on the ultrasound, or a first diagnosis is made in your family, prenatal genetic counselling is available quickly, within 1-2 business days. A detailed written report of the consultation and a list of the tests performed or examinations indicated will be sent to the referring doctor to ensure optimal continuity of care.
The genetic counselling service is also available to all healthcare professionals who would like more information about how to manage specific cases.