Indications for Genetics Evaluation

There are many possible indications for a genetics evaluation.  The categorized indications below can help primary and specialty care providers, as well as individuals and families, to determine when a genetics evaluation could be beneficial.  Multiple types of genetics professionals, including Medical Geneticists (MDs) or Certified Genetic Counselors (CGCs), may provide genetics services.  To locate genetics providers in Wisconsin, please visit Locating Medical Genetics Providers.

For more information, please read the following article:


Pletcher BA, Toriello HV, Noblin SJ, Seaver LH, Driscoll DA, Bennet RL, Gross SJ. Indications for genetic referral: A guide for healthcare providers. Genet Med. 2007 Jun;9(6): 385-9.