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Learn About Genetic Counseling and Testing

At AmbitCare, we offer free resources to help connect you with next steps.

What is the difference between genetic counseling and testing?

You typically meet with a genetic counselor in your genetic counseling appointment to discuss your medical history and they can help determine if a genetic test is right for you. A genetic test is a medical test requiring a saliva (spit) or cheek swab sample. You can meet with your genetic counselor after a genetic test to review the results.


AmbitCare can help you understand how genetic services may provide you with answers.

Individuals with an undiagnosed rare disease typically receive 3 incomplete diagnoses during their diagnostic journey. Register below to learn about what genetic testing opportunities exist.

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Have additional questions? Contact an AmbitCare Ambassador by phone at 1-877-584-8995 or by email at today.

Our hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9-5pm ET. An AmbitCare Ambassador will typically respond within 1-2 business days.

* Please note that while AmbitCare Ambassadors can help you better understand what resources are available for families with loved ones suffering from seizures and developmental delays, they are not licensed medical providers and thus can neither diagnose any disease or disorder nor endorse or recommend any specific medical treatments.

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Click here to download the Genetic Counseling Discussion Guide.

This discussion guide is designed as a booklet for you to print double-sided, fold in half, and bring with you to use as a reference during your genetic counseling appointment.