Dr E Peter Anzaldo, MD
ObGyn & Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist located in Orange, CA
Consultative genetics uses special tests and genetic ultrasounds to look for signs of genetic or chromosomal abnormalities so the most appropriate care and guidance can be provided. Testing can be performed before and during pregnancy. Dr E Peter Anzaldo, a top-rated ObGyn, is a leader in consultative genetics for patients in Orange, California, and the surrounding region. To learn more about the services he offers, call his office at 714-997-7140 to schedule a consultation today.
What is consultative genetics?
Consultative genetics (or genetic consultation services) help parents understand their risks for passing on genetic abnormalities to their children prior to becoming pregnant, and they also use methods to assess risks in a developing baby while it’s still in the uterus. Having a genetic consultation before becoming pregnant can play an important role in planning for a healthy pregnancy, especially if you carry genetic markers associated with abnormalities or if you’re older (since older age is associated with a higher risk for genetic and chromosomal disorders).
During pregnancy, genetic testing can help identify or rule out genetic issues in your baby before birth, ensuring you and your baby receive appropriate care during both pregnancy and delivery. There are many different types of genetic tests that can be performed in different ways and at different times during your pregnancy. Your tests will be customized for you.
How is genetic testing performed?
Dr E Peter Anzaldo is supported by state of the art genetic centers. The patient gets blood drawn at a local lab, which then sends in the blood samples to the genetic centers to examine. Based on the results given from the genetic centers, Dr E Peter Anzaldo is able to assess the risk of genetic abnormalities.
What is a genetic ultrasound?
A genetic ultrasound is an imaging study of a fetus that’s designed to identify physical features that are associated with certain genetic or chromosomal abnormalities, including Down syndrome. A genetic ultrasound usually is performed at about 20 weeks, but they can be performed at other times as well.
What can genetic testing teach me about my health and my baby’s health?
The results of genetic testing typically are either positive or negative, with a positive result indicating there may be an increased risk for potential abnormality or genetic problem. Dr E Peter Anzaldo offers consultative genetics services to help couples who are planning to become pregnant identify risks they can pass on to a baby, and also to identify problems while the baby is still in the uterus so parents can plan for any specialized care or other needs their baby may have.
*Individual results may vary