How do I get my test results?

If you have been seen at the Greenwood Genetic Center and have questions regarding testing performed at your appointment, please call the genetic counselor or geneticist with whom you met. They will be happy to review those results. If you had testing that was sent to the Greenwood Genetic Center Laboratory by another healthcare provider, please contact that ordering provider for results.

How do I get to your office?

GGC has five offices across South Carolina: Greenwood, Charleston, Columbia, Florence, and Greenville. Visit our Contact Us page
for directions and contact numbers for each office.

Prenatal genetic counseling appointments are conducted at our offices as well as at Greenville Hospital
System’s Maternal Fetal Medicine office and Upstate Maternal Fetal Medicine. For other specialty clinics, contact the GGC office nearest you or the
healthcare provider who referred you for the address and directions. 

 

What can I expect from my visit?

It is difficult to determine what exactly will be discussed with each visit; however, you will want to be prepared to discuss the medical history of the
referred individual as well as the family history. Pediatric patients will frequently also have a brief physical exam. Any recommended or offered testing
will be thoroughly discussed before being initiated. You may also wish to review our patient information brochure, Preparing for Your Genetic Visit.

Why am I being referred?

Patients may be referred for a genetics evaluation for a variety of reasons.

Pediatric patients may be referred because their physician is concerned that there is a genetic background
to the patient’s symptoms (usually developmental delay, autism, growth problems, abnormal testing, etc).

Prenatal patients may be referred to discuss the options for prenatal testing, your family history,
or previous test results.

Cancer clinic referrals may be  due to a personal and/or family history of cancer.

The genetic counselor or geneticist that will meet with you will be happy to further explain the reason(s) for your specific referral. You may also
wish to discuss this further with your physician who made the referral.

Lucy's Story

When our daughter Lucy had a metabolic crisis at 7 days old, we were shocked and devastated to find out that she was born with a rare genetic disorder (MSUD). Her newborn screening results did not make it back in time to prevent the crisis, and no one at our local hospital was familiar with the disease. They did not know how to treat her. Calls were made to Greenwood Genetic Center to confirm her diagnosis and guide her care. Dr. Champaigne and Ami...

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