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Referring to Genetics Services

Genetic conditions affect people across their lifespan and GP s and other primary health care professionals may encounter patients who need referral to a genetics service at some point. In this section you will find information about referral guidelines for specific conditions and genetics services contact details.

Referring a patient to a genetics service


Patients may be referred to a genetics service for a number of reasons. These can include for genetic counselling and assessment, diagnostic assessment and/or genetic testing.

General genetics clinics manage non-cancer related patients and may include paediatric, adolescent and adult genetic counselling.

General Genetics Clinics

Family Cancer Clinics manage patients who require more information and possible testing for gene changes that can run in families and increased chance of developing cancer across the lifespan.

Family Cancer Clinics

Referral guidelines for those with a family history of Cancer

Prenatal services offer genetic counselling, prenatal screening and diagnostic testing for pregnant women and their unborn babies.

Prenatal Testing Services



        Last updated: Aug 18, 2016