Lab Genetic Counselor

LABORATORY GENETIC COUNSELOR SERVICES


In the increasingly complex field of genetic diagnostic testing, genetic counselors serve as a vital link between the laboratory and the clinician. As part of our comprehensive services, the Human Genetics laboratory team includes licensed and board-certified genetic counselors to assist providers and their patients. Our genetic counselors have current clinical experience as well as dedicated areas of expertise, ranging from prenatal and postnatal genetics to oncology.

 

As liaisons between providers and laboratory services, genetic counselors at the Human Genetics Laboratory:

  • Recommend indication-specific testing strategies
  • Request additional clinical information for improved testing and interpretation
  • Notify providers of STAT results
  • Discuss test results and pertinent management issues with ordering provider


Our laboratory genetic counselors also actively participate in a number of other laboratory functions, beginning with a review of the ordered tests at specimen receipt and extending beyond the laboratory to provider education.

  • Test ordering review
  • Test analysis and interpretation, including clinical correlation
  • Result reporting
  • Provider education
  • Research and development

 

Call 402-559-5070 to speak with a laboratory genetic counselor regarding general testing questions and patient-specific inquiries.


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Revised: 3-2014

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Phone:  402-559-5070 
1-800-656-3937 x95070
Fax:  402-559-7248
humangenetics@unmc.edu

Laboratory Counselor
 
Dani Bishay, MS, LGC
 

Dani Bishay, MS, LGC
402-559-8156
dbishay@unmc.edu

Laboratory Counselor
 
Amber Carter, MS, LCG
 

Amber Carter, MS, LCG
402-559-8157
amber.carter@unmc.edu

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