Genetic Counseling

Alpha-1 Genetic Counseling Program

Many people find it helpful to talk to a nurse who understands genetics and can provide counseling services.  The Alpha-1 Foundation offers free, confidential genetic counseling services by phone to people with Alpha-1, family members of people with Alpha-1, and healthcare providers.  These services are provided by the University of Florida.

Our Genetic Counseling Services can provide: 

  • Information about testing, resources, prevention, and disease management 
  • Education about how Alpha-1 can be passed from parent to child 
  • Counseling to support families diagnosed with Alpha-1 and therapy referrals 
  • A review of available testing options for undiagnosed family members 

How will Alpha-1 affect your family? 

Call the University of Florida at 1-855-476-1227 today to schedule a free appointment for genetic counseling services to better understand how Alpha-1 may affect your family.