Genetics (Statewide)

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Diagnosis, counselling and support of individuals with, or at risk of, hereditary disorders.

Availability

North South North West Statewide

Scope

  • Familial cancer syndromes (e.g. breast, bowel)
  • Babies with birth defects
  • Undiagnosed intellectual disability
  • Chromosome disorders
  • Familial neurological and muscle disorders
  • Skeletal and connective tissue disorders
  • Rare genetic syndromes
  • Metabolic disorders

And pregnancy-related issues including:

  • Carrier testing to clarify risk of genetic condition
  • Pre-natal diagnosis for a range of genetic conditions
  • Counselling regarding infertility and IVF
  • Counselling regarding screening tests before or during pregnancy
  • Counselling regarding birth defects detected during pregnancy

Exclusions
This clinic does not offer genetic testing for confirmation of paternity/relationship status, nor for confirmation of ethnicity/Aboriginality.

Referral process

A referral (preferably faxed) is required for all new appointments and must conform to the Referral Standards as outlined on For Clinicians.

For referrals regarding familial cancer syndromes please include relevant histopathology reports.

Referrals should be mailed directly to the Tasmanian Clinical Genetics Service, GPO Box 1061 Hobart, or faxed directly to the Genetics Service on (03) 6222 7961  

Clinic Appointments - Appointments are based on clinical priority:

Urgent / category 1

Pregnant women at risk of passing a hereditary condition onto their unborn baby.

We endeavour to see these patients within 48 hours.

Urgent referrals should be accompanied by a phone call to the Genetic Counsellor.

Semi-urgent / category 2

We will endeavour to see these patients within 12 weeks.

Routine / category 3

Next available appointment.

Referral template

For use by health professionals only

Additional information

Information about hereditary breast cancer referrals

Tasmanian Clinical Genetic Service

For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.