Clinical Genetics Clinic
Clinical Genetics is the service offered to people affected by or who may be at risk for a genetic condition, which aims at the best possible quality of life and reproduction.
At the Institute, the clinical genetics department offers diagnostic assessment, management/ treatment and genetic counselling for the whole spectrum of genetic conditions. This includes chromosomal aberration syndromes (eg Down syndrome, Williams syndrome), single gene disorders (eg achondroplasia, Marfan syndrome, neurofibromatosis), mitochondrial diseases, multifactorial conditions (eg spina bifida) and prenatal exposure syndromes. The process of genetic counselling involves not only the exchange of information relating to the genetic disorder and relevant laboratory results but also supportive counselling.