About our Service
Whenever possible, individuals and families should be referred to Medical Genetics before initiating a pregnancy. If this is not possible, it is important to be referred early in a pregnancy so that appropriate care can be provided.
Pregnant women may be referred for genetic assessment and counselling if an ultrasound or prenatal genetic screening result (including NIPT) has shown a potential concern, or if they and/or their partner:
have a child with a chromosome abnormality, birth defect, known/suspected genetic condition or undiagnosed developmental delay.
- are known to carry a chromosome rearrangement.
have a known or suspected genetic condition or birth defect.
- are a carrier of a genetic condition.
have a family history of a known or suspected genetic condition or chromosome abnormality.
You may meet the following Health Care Professionals during your appointment:
Registration & Scheduling Clerk
Geneticist - specialist physician
Your appointment may also be part of a joint clinic with Medical Genetics and Maternal Fetal Medicine.