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Answers to frequently asked questions


Genetic counseling may be beneficial for you if a clinical diagnosis has been made and genetic confirmation is desired, or if there appears to be a genetic predisposition in the family or it has already been identified. Naturally, we provide comprehensive counseling before and after genetic testing.

  • Personal and family history
  • Creation of a family pedigree over 3 generations
  • Physical examination
  • Explanation of genetic tests and findings
  • Explanation of the underlying inheritance pattern
  • Explanation of disease risk for affected individuals and relatives
  • Discussion of test results for clinical examinations/therapies with you and the treating physicians
  • Possible implications for family planning
  • Aspects for life planning and insurance considerations
  • Connection to possible further specialist and psychological care
  • Therapy proposals and discussion of further preventive examinations in consultation with the treating physicians
  • Preparation of a detailed written report for the individuals seeking advice and the treating physicians

Yes, we take blood samples to make a diagnosis.

The examination takes about one hour.

You are entitled to genetic counseling. It is a regular service of statutory health insurance and private insurance, which you can use without co-payment.

Please come to your appointment together with your partner and bring a semen analysis.

Yes, if you would like to receive fertility counseling, please come with your partner to the practice.

Yes, to conduct a comprehensive consultation, please also come to your child’s appointment. In addition, we require all insurance cards of the persons present.

Please bring your insurance card, referral slip, previous findings, and the documents we send you for completion in advance.

Please bring documents requested in advance to the appointment. You do not need to send them in advance.

To schedule an appointment, please call us at 040 537983530 or alternatively book an appointment via Doctolib

You can find us at Winterhuder Marktplatz 6-7, 22299 Hamburg. Our practice is located on the 5th floor of the shopping center “Forum Winterhude”.


Center for Human Genetics
Dr. med. Harald Ludwig
Specialist in Human Genetics

Tel +49 40 5379 835-30
Fax +49 40 5379 835-50
Mobile +49 172 9788268

Appointments are only given by prior arrangement

Please schedule an appointment by phone in advance.

Office Hours

Monday to Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Consultation centres

Forum Winterhude
Winterhuder Marktplatz 6-7
22299 Hamburg

Evangelische Stiftung Alsterdorf
Elisabeth-Flügge-Straße 1
22337 Hamburg

Sozialpädiatrisches Zentrum im Kinderzentrum Mecklenburg
Wismarsche Straße 306
19055 Schwerin

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