Genetic Evaluation for Adults

During your genetic evaluation the genetics provider may:

  • Ask you detailed questions about your medical and family history, on both sides of your family.
  • Perform a physical examination, if needed
  • Determine if any genetic testing is needed
  • Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of testing, and how you will get your results.
  • Make sure you have enough information about testing to make a well-informed decision
  • Address your questions and concerns

Genetic Testing

If the genetics provider orders a genetic test for you this is usually done on a small sample of blood or body tissue. If one of your close relatives already had a genetic test for the same disorder it is very helpful to bring a copy of that lab report to your genetics visit. The time it takes to get results varies depending on the test. Your genetic provider will contact you with your results


After the visit, the genetic provider may contact you to:

  • Discuss test results
  • Answer any additional questions
  • Identify any further needs
  • Make referrals to other health care professionals, if needed
  • Recommend a follow-up appointment with Genetics, if needed