At Kailos, we’re here to help

Once you’ve taken your Kailos test, what happens next? Your results will be delivered to your physician, who can discuss them with you. In fact, you are required to have a doctor’s approval in order to view your Kailos test results – it’s the law.

While you should always discuss your results with your doctor, there are resources available to help you dig deep and learn more about your genes. Similar to how your physician would send you to a dermatologist for skin care, genetic counselors help you and your physician understand what your test results mean for you and your family.

What is a genetic counselor?

A genetic counselor is a specially trained professional who helps people:

  • Learn about genetic conditions
  • Discover the impact on a child or other family member
  • Make informed decisions about next steps for your health based on your genetic test results

Finding a genetic counselor

At Kailos, we provide genetic counseling to help you further understand how genetics play a role in hereditary cancer. We will connect you with a genetic counselor within your area to help you interpret your results once you’ve taken the Kailos test.

Three ways to find a counselor:

  1. Ask your physician for a recommendation
  2. Locate a counselor through the National Society of Genetic Counselors database
  3. Complete the form below, and we will assist you with locating a genetic counselor

Meet our genetic counselors

We look forward to discussing your results with you. Learn more about our certified counselors below.

Kelly East is a board-certified genetic counselor and Huntsville native who joined HudsonAlpha and the Educational Outreach team in 2008. Kelly oversees and participates in the provision of genetic and genomic counseling for research projects and clinical services at HudsonAlpha and leads the development of educational experiences and resources for healthcare providers, trainees, and patients. In addition, she has prior clinical experience as a genetic counselor in an oncology setting. She received a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Whitley Kelley is a board-certified genetic counselor from Carbon Hill, Ala., who now calls Huntsville home. She received a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. As a genetic counselor for HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology’s pediatric genomics research projects, Whitley’s special interests include developing innovative ways to apply genetic counseling and education to enhance the patient’s experience in a clinical setting.

Meagan Cochran is a board-certified genetic counselor and Birmingham native who joined HudsonAlpha and the Educational Outreach team in 2015. Meagan participates in the provision of genetic and genomic counseling for research projects and clinical services at HudsonAlpha and the development of educational experiences and resources for healthcare providers, trainees, and patients. In addition, she has prior clinical experience as a genetic counselor in pediatrics, prenatal, and adult/specialty settings. She received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Auburn University and a Master of Science in Genetic Counseling from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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