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Reproductive Genetics

The Brooklyn Hospital Center's reproductive genetic counselors work with your OB/GYN specialist to provide comprehensive genetic services for a variety of indications:

  • Advanced maternal Age (women who will be 35 or older at the expected time of delivery)

  • Positive Maternal Serum Screen (blood test during pregnancy showing an increased riskfor a neural tube defect/spina bifida or Down syndrome in the fetus)

  • Fetal anomalies detected on sonogram

  • Exposure of pregnant women to potential mutagens or teratogens during pregnancy (e.g. medications, radiation, chemicals, infectious agents, alcohol, illicit drugs)

  • Family or Personal History of a known or suspected genetic condition (e.g., cystic fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome, muscular dystrophy, neurofibromatosis, sickle cell anemia)

  • Family or Personal History of a multifactorial or polygenic condition (e.g., neural tube defect/spina bifida, congenital heart disease, cleft lip/palate)

  • Family or personal history of cancer (please discuss with your Obstetrics specialist)

Contact and Location

Maynard Building - Suite 3H
240 Willoughby Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 250 - 8032