Genetic Testing in Mansfield
Genetic Testing and Counseling
Different chapters in life present different opportunities to assess risk:
Bringing new life into the world is a magical thing, but that doesn’t mean it’s always easy. As humans we are not perfect and this includes how genes separate and come together. We offer a wide array of genetic and carrier testing for pregnancy.
At other times in our lives we recognize that some significant potential lies in family history. Recognize the potential for early detection of genetic risk for cancers such as breast, ovarian and colon, among others. Your provider can help you decide if testing is right for you to help mitigate your future risk.
Dr. Carolyn Kollar, DO, FACOOG
Magen Hutchins, RNC, WHNP-BC
When you should test
You can begin genetic testing even before you become pregnant. Visit our office for a preconception consultation to get started.
Hereditary cancer risk may also be done at any time. However, we recommend that this be done once the patient is old enough and ready to make decisions about the information for which you will test.
Genetic testing includes:
Benefits of Genetic Testing with Premier Women's Health
The earlier you and your provider can identify abnormalities, risk, and carrier status, the earlier you can receive a diagnosis. Early diagnosis can greatly impact your future health and/or the health of your child.
Early diagnosis leads to early treatment, which can be much more effective. With advanced technology and professional guidance, you can improve your baby's life even before birth. The same applies to your own carrier status enabling early screening and prevention.
Dr. Kollar and Magen have the knowledge, experience and nurturing touch to guide you through genetic testing.
The Genetic Testing Process
What You Can Expect
Genetic testing in Mansfield with Premier Women's Health can begin even before you become pregnant. Visit with Dr. Kollar for a preconception consultation for professional guidance from conception to birth and beyond.
Testing and screening - Prenatal
Genetic testing during pregnancy most often involves a fetal ultrasound and maternal blood testing. These samples allow us to test for several risk factors and complications.
Testing and screening - Cancer Risk
Genetic carrier screening for cancer involves taking a sample of blood for testing. The results take several weeks to return. Your provider will review results with you and discuss what, if any, further counseling, testing or treatment would be recommended.
No matter the results of your genetic testing, Dr. Kollar can offer you medical guidance and compassionate support throughout your pregnancy, or as the case with genetic carrier screening for cancer, help formulate a screening program for prevention and detection.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of genetic testing?
Genetic testing during pregnancy is a screening process to help determine the risk of the baby having certain birth defects or complications.
Genetic carrier screening for cancer screens those with a family history of cancer for the option to test for hereditary increased risk for cancer.
Will my insurance cover genetic testing?
Most insurance policies cover genetic testing during pregnancy. They also do cover genetic cancer screening for those at risk. For more information, contact your insurance provider.
Do you offer genetic testing options for women with high-risk pregnancies?
Yes! Dr. Kollar is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist with years of professional experience in prenatal care and testing for low and high-risk pregnancies.
I've been seeing Dr. Kollar since January and she just delivered my baby on 8/6. The whole experience has been great and she is awesome! Can't recommend her and the team more. Thanks for everything Dr. Kollar and for delivering me a healthy and happy baby boy.
August 11, 2021
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It was quick, easy. It felt like we had been coming for years. Even thought it was my first time going. :)
January 5, 2020
I can’t say enough good things about this diverse group of good hearted women. They take care of you in every sense of the matter. You are not just a patient to them you are cared for a loved as family. They walked me through losses and a rainbow baby and I am forever grateful to them.
June 26, 2020
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I've been seeing Dr Kollar for close to 20 years for gyn services. Every time I see her, she's friendly, upbeat and tells you everything you need to know concerning your health. She listens and will spend as much time as needed with each patient. I've never felt rushed to get out the door and the appointment times are never overbooked. Each patient has plenty of time with Dr Kollar. I consider Dr Kollar more of a friend than a Dr.
June 6, 2022
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I usually see Dr. Kollar, but this time saw Magen Hutchins (Nurse Practitioner). I was nervous but I LOVED her. She was extremely helpful and took her time explaining things to me. I was so happy I was able to enjoy her as much as Dr. Kollar. The staff was wonderful as always! Great experience
January 19, 2020
It was my first visit with Dr. Kollar. She was thorough and love how she explains my problems and treatment plans. I didn't have to ask much during the visit because she already answered them all. Brenda and Miranda were very nice and helpful! Looking forward to be Dr. Kollar's long term patient.
April 28, 2021
Dr. Kollar and her staff always make me feel comfortable each visit, they are available to answer any questions and will give you awesome costumer service every time you visit them.
November 9, 2019
Professional, explains medical info in detail as it realates to my concerns. Friendly demeanor, approachable and easy to talk with. Thanks for being an awesome Doctor!
October 29, 2019
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(Nurse Practitioner) Hutchins is so kind, answered all my questions, very thorough and made me feel I was in good hands.
January 26, 2020
Very pleased with Megan. Recommended my Daughters.
November 23, 2023
I have been going to premier women's health since 2013 and would never go to anywhere else for obgyn care. From the staff to Magen and Dr Kollar, the care and customer service is excellent. Dr Kollar and Magen are very knowledgeable and experienced in varied conditions and chronic illnesses, a major factor in why I still see them 9 years later. I highly recommend their office, and both Magen and Dr Kollar are phenomenal health care professionals.
May 19, 2022
I absolutely loved my experience with Dr. Kollar, Megan NP & their staff. Everyone works great together establishing a nice flow in the office.
I was a high risk twin pregnancy with twins and this office was truly a God send. Every visit I was pleased by the care provided. At 6 months I was hospitalized. It was devastating& very difficult to process but I will never forget Dr. Kollar’s care given. She went above & beyond taking care of me. From direct phone calls to her rounding on me personally every day while hospitalized. At one of my checkup appts, a staff member just about brought me to tears letting me know the whole office had been praying for me after that scare. I’m forever grateful for this office getting me through my first pregnancy, especially during a pandemic!
I will gladly recommend this center.
The service here is truly heart-felt!
I just had the best experience with Dr. Kollar and her staff. I so wish I had been brave enough to switch doctors during my pregnancy last year - I probably would have had a completely different experience. Dr. Kollar was so refreshingly honest yet positive. I’m so relieved I found such a great practice - won’t be looking anywhere else!
Premier Women's Health doctors and employees have taken care of me for many, many years and in more ways than one. I just love, love them all. The overall atmosphere is just wonderful. I have no complaints at all. I look forward to seeing them every visit. Dr. Carolyn Kollar is the best. We need more doctors like her. Just love (her) I am a happy customer.
I am a staunch advocate of Dr. Kollar because she is a champion for her patients.
Experiencing pregnancy can be scary. You inevitably draft or dream how your experience from conception to delivery will go. Dr. Kollar listens intently and does everything in her power to make that happen. Her calmness is contagious and instills confidence during "push time." Her vast knowledge inspires trust - you know you can count on her to provide the very best plan of action. Even when facing the challenging and not-so-happy experiences of growing a family, she cares deeply and does her part to contribute to your family planning. Finally, she is very transparent and forward. There's no need to try to decipher what she's trying to say. To me, those traits are invaluable.
After delivering my second baby with her practice, my family relocated two hours away, and I will continue to commute when its time for our family to grow.
Dr. Kollar is the absolute best.