From April – August 2022, the Department will contact patients waiting for an outpatient clinic appointment via SMS, with a link to an electronic form. This forms part of a routine audit to ensure patient details are up to date. If you receive this SMS, please update your details.
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Diagnosis, counselling and support of individuals with, or at risk of, hereditary disorders.
North South North West Statewide
- 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
This clinic does not offer genetic testing for confirmation of paternity/relationship status, nor for confirmation of ethnicity/Aboriginality.
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) 6173 0328
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.
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For more information please see the Tasmanian Health Pathways website.