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Medical Genetics
General Services Information

​Medical Genetics offers the following services:

Genetic assessment and diagnosis

  • Extensive review of health, family, developmental, and psychosocial histories
  • Physical exam, if required by a physician
  • Targeted analysis including cytogenetic, molecular, and metabolic investigations

Genetic counselling

  • Reproductive (including preconception and prenatal)
  • Pediatric
  • Adult
  • Cancer

Genetic testing

  • Discussion of testing options, including risks, benefits, medical impact, psychosocial consequences, and possible discrimination
  • Targeted analysis including cytogenetic, molecular, and metabolic investigations

Educational counselling regarding diagnosis

  • Individualized explanations of how heredity contributes to the disease and recurrence risks
  • Identification of community resources and support information for families

Support for families and individuals

So they may make autonomous decisions based on their goals, ethics, beliefs, and to cope with the genetic disease

  • Referral to appropriate specialists
  • Follow-up with other family members when appropriate

Health education

  • Medical students and medical residents
  • Special interest groups and local schools
  • Community physicians


Last Modified: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 |
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