What is Consultagene?


A multimedia and educational resource for genetic counseling and genetic services. The online experience includes:

  • Educational videos
  • Web-based resources
  • Convenient client/patient scheduling
  • User-friendly pedigree and risk assessment tools
  • Tele-genetic counseling services
  • Access to Baylor College of Medicine's leading genetics & genomics program

In the future, Consultagene will provide doctor to doctor consultations on difficult genetic cases, a portal for educating physicians and healthcare providers about genetics, and interpretation of genomic and genetic data by clinical genomic scientists.

How does Consultagene work?


Consultagene coordinates the interaction of three parties: the “referrer” (a healthcare provider or genetic testing service like Baylor Genetics), the “client” (a patient in need of genetic testing, genetic counseling or genetic evaluation), and the “provider” (a Baylor College of Medicine genetic counselor or geneticist). A request on Consultagene from the “referrer” triggers a guided client experience that is provisioned by the referring indication (e.g., cancer testing, whole exome testing, etc.). The virtual platform increases the referrer’s clinical efficiency, improves client experience, and patient informational uptake.

Our Promise


Convenient

Designed for you. Consultagene lets you supply information and explore education from any computer or mobile device. Online scheduling and consultation provides answers to genetic health concerns at a time and place that works for you. All our services are provided through a portal designed for convenience and simplicity. Our goal is to connect you with the right information and the right experts who can provide solutions.  

Genetic Connections

The link between you and your loved ones is more than skin deep. We are here to help you view the genetic links of your family. Our goal is to make personalized genetic healthcare information accessible and to provide the best counseling possible.

Research

Built from the world-class faculty and research of Baylor College of Medicine’s Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Consultagene promises to push the boundaries to improve patient-centered care. We connect you with state of the art genetic testing and interpretation. Our approach is delivered through collaborative care among physicians, counselors and families.

Education

Access to educational videos, pamphlets, and web-based resources that are personally selected by experts to fit your patient’s specific referral indications.

Family History

Access to family history forms and automated pedigree generation prior to a patient's visit.

Genetic Counseling

In-depth counseling with one of our certified genetic counselors through our secure, self-scheduled portal that will provide answers to your patient's questions and connect them with the next steps.

Genetic Testing

Access to state-of-the-art genetic testing services offered by Baylor Genetics that are bundled conveniently with Consultagene services.

Peer-to-Peer Consultations

Access to a specialized physician geneticist on difficult to solve cases and to a clinical molecular genomicist to interpret a patient’s genomic information from raw data to clinical reports.

Connecting the Dots

From onboarding to finding healthcare solutions unique to your genetics, Consultagene is with you at every point to complete your genetic picture.

On Your Schedule


Consultagene is client focused. Our entire system is arranged for simplicity and ease of use. The system guides you through scheduling to identify a time for online consultation that fits your busy schedule. Consultagene’s mobile and self-guided data collection process allows patients to take the time they need to gather their complete history – in the comfort of their own home.