Genetic Counseling

RMA of New York has a genetic counselor on staff to assist you in understanding family history, genetic predispositions, and complex genetic information before and during pregnancy. Guiding patients on a number of genetics-related issues such as cytogenetic anomalies, carrier screening, family history concerns, and preimplantation genetic testing (PGT-A, PGT-M, and PGT-SR) of embryos.

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Our genetics counselor, Teresa Cacchione, has advanced training in both medical genetics and counseling, and counsels patients needing:

  • Interpretation of family and medical histories to assess the risk for diseases with a strong genetic component and the chance of recurrence
  • Education about disease inheritance, management, prevention, and resources
  • Education about genetic tests and what they may or may not tell you
  • Interpretation of genetic testing results
  • Counseling to promote informed choices about genetic health

In a pre-conception setting, genetic counseling is focused on reproductive risk and involves meeting with you and your partner to discuss topics such as:

  • Parental carrier screening results and residual risk
  • Autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, and X-linked disorders
  • Translocations and chromosomal variants
  • A family history of genetic disorders
  • Whether a family history of cancer warrants further evaluation
  • Selection of a genetically compatible egg or sperm donor
  • Risk of chromosomally abnormal embryos (Aneuploidy)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing for known parental mutations (PGT-M) and cytogenetic anomalies (PGT-SR)
  • Preimplantation Genetic Testing (PGT-A) for aneuploidy

Genetic counseling is available while you are planning a pregnancy and to help you and your partner understand your options, including whether to proceed with genetic testing or determine which reproductive options are right for you.

Genetics Team

  • Teresa Cacchione

    Teresa Cacchione

    Director of Genetic Services

  • Daniella Wilner

    Daniella Wilner

    Genetic Counselor

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It’s never too early to learn about your fertility and reproductive options.

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Patient-centric reproductive medicine is our specialty, and we look forward to answering any questions you may have.

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