During your pregnancy, your doctor may suggest that you complete a variety of genetic tests. Penn's Division of Reproductive Genetics provides comprehensive diagnostic services, medical management, counseling and follow-up care for individuals and families who are affected by or concerned about genetic disorders.
The Division of Reproductive Genetics offers a full range of prenatal tests, including Down's syndrome, spina bifida (myelomeningocele), hemophilia, sickle cell disease, and more. Genetic counselors are available to discuss your options and will advise you on what raising a handicapped child will mean for your family. Penn obstetricians and maternal fetal medicine specialists work closely with genetic physicians and genetic counselors.