The Genetic Counseling Center is a point of contact for patients and physicians. The genetic makeup of an individual, which is also called the genome, encompasses all heritable information about a human being. Variants or changes in the genome can cause certain diseases or influence susceptibility. For these reasons, genetic information can be highly significant for individuals, couples or families in the diagnosis of diseases, individual life planning as well as decisions regarding the desire to have children. This information is obtained from genetic testing.