You are 35 years or older; or will be 35 years or older at delivery.
You have a history of pregnancy losses (miscarriages or stillbirths).
You have an ongoing medical condition such as diabetes, thrombosis,
psychiatric conditions, or a seizure disorder.
You have been exposed to certain medications, alcohol, street drugs,
chemicals, x-rays or infections during your pregnancy.
You or your partner are from an ethnic origin in which a specific
genetic condition is more common (e.g. sickle cell anemia in individuals
of African-American descent and Tay Sachs disease in individuals of
Ashkenazi Jewish descent).
The results of a maternal serum screening test indicate that your
baby is at increased risk for Down syndrome, trisomy 18 or spina bifida.
You and your partner are blood relatives
*These are only some examples of conditions requiring genetic counseling. Your provider will help guide you with your individual care.