What is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing identifies changes in our genes. In our clinic, this is usually done by taking a blood or saliva sample on site.

Our genes, made up of DNA, are the basic units of heredity passed from parent to child. They provide the basic “blueprint” of each individual, including the instructions for how our bodies function and look. Traits like hair colour and skin colour are coded for by our genes and passed on from parent to child. Unknowingly, parents can also pass on genes implicated in medical conditions, such as Cystic Fibrosis or Tay Sachs disease.

We provide a range of accessible and comprehensive genetic tests from local and international laboratories along with genetic counselling to help interpret genetic test results and their implications.

What is genetic testing?

The results of a genetic test can confirm or rule out a suspected genetic condition or help determine a person’s chance of developing or passing on a genetic disorder.

The genetic tests currently available through our clinic include