Designed specifically for genetic counselors and clinical staff for use in the clinic, Proband captures a patient’s genetic pedigree during the clinical encounter.



How it Works…


  • Enables rapid drawing using simple gestures using the iPad’s multi-touch interface
  • Depicts all family relationships: parents, siblings, twins, half-siblings, donors, and surrogates
  • Encodes phenotypes and diagnoses using standard healthcare vocabularies (ICD-9/10, HPO), and free text
  • Stores information in a structured format for use by other software, computing systems, and clinical decision support algorithms
  • Synchronizes pedigrees across multiple devices and securely share them with other users and integrate with 3rd party applications using Proband Connect server component
  • Serves as integration point for other clinical systems like your EHR
  • Diagnosis prompts counselor to place order for test

What People are Saying…

“As a clinical genetic counselor, I take a family history for nearly every family I work with. I started using Proband about 2 years ago – and have no plans to stop anytime soon! Using Proband allows me to make an electronic pedigree quickly, neatly, and with standard nomenclature, all while talking face to face. In my experience, families really like it, and in some cases, they ask me to send them a copy for their own records! Another great perk of an electronic pedigree is that if new information becomes available, I can easily edit the pedigree to reflect these changes. Once my pedigree is complete, it can easily be shared with other clinicians caring for the family and can be scanned into the electronic medical record. And let’s be honest – having a pedigree on my iPad means one less piece of paper for me to keep track of or to clear off my desk! “

Sara Reichert, MS MPH LCGC CPH
Genetic Counselor
Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota


“Using Proband has made my pedigree taking much simpler.  I can rearrange the pedigree while I am taking it to make even the most complicated families fit nicely on the page. In follow-up, Proband makes updating a family tree much more efficient. Additionally, we now include the picture of the pedigree in the clinic note rather than having to type up the family history portion; this saves time and allows other providers to quickly assess the family tree.”

Lauren Grote, MS, CGC
Certified Genetic Counselor
Children’s Mercy Hospital
Kansas City, MO


“It is what I have been looking for–in terms of an intuitive, easy to use app for pedigree drawing.

Fuki Marie Hisama MD
Associate Professor and UW Genetic Medicine Clinic Director
Program Director, Medical Genetics Residency
Dept of Medicine, Division of Medical Genetics, Univ Washington


“I really like the app. It is highly friendly compared to the previous apps I used. I have recommended it to my colleagues in my institute. I had no problems in using it and constructing the pedigree … I really appreciate your great work. I am so happy to have such app to use it in the clinic.”

Iman Abumansour, MBBS
Medical genetic resident PGY4
Medical genetic and biochemical department
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada