Genetic Counselling

DJLCMC has been accredited as the only practice in the Northern and Western Metropolitan Melbourne area that offers Genetic Counselling services to members of the public. Where, in the past, patients have been referred to the RCH’s Genetic Health Services unit in the city, now patients have the option of attending this local Genetic Counselling clinic for a small, out-of-pocket fee. Our Genetic Counselling service includes (but is not limited to):

Genetic Counselling
  • Support with Pre-natal diagnosis (PND) - for clients with family histories of inherited disorders wishing to start a family.
  • Support with Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) – for clients wishing to undergo (or are currently undergoing) IVF.
  • Calculated transmission rates for inherited disorders.
  • Support and counselling for children and individuals with special needs – e.g. Asperger’s Syndrome, ADHD, Down’s Syndrome, Acquired Brain Disorders etc.
  • Education provision and support for clients undergoing (or wishing to undergo) laboratory diagnosis for selective gene testing – rare syndromes included.
  • Provision of up-to-date Information, Education & Counselling for clients and family members affected with genetic disorders.
  • Ongoing support for clients and families with inherited disorders.
  • Referrals to relevant genetic support organisations.
  • Support and referral for appropriate genetic laboratory tests (where necessary, when required or requested)