The Carver Lab is a clinical genetic testing laboratory and not a patient care facility. As much as we might like to, as a nonprofit lab we simply do not have the resources to devote to individual patient inquiries. The resources we do have are dedicated to performing genetic tests, to developing new tests to offer in the future, and to communicating with our more than 700 collaborating physicians on behalf of their patients.
It is understandable that you have questions regarding your test results. Even your physician may have questions as the field of genetics can be very complicated. Most physicians do not have extensive training on the subject matter. It is for that reason that many physicians and ophthalmologists will refer patients to a genetic counselor.
The Carver Lab “Team” recommends that you contact your physician and ask to be referred to a genetic counselor, if necessary. You also have the option of contacting your local hospital to obtain a referral.
The National Society of Genetic Counselors is another resource we often recommend.
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