The Unit of Clinical Genetics supports other medical specialities in the diagnostics of hereditary diseases, and in genetic counselling.
The services include
- Diagnostics of hereditary diseases or developmental disorders or those suspected to be hereditary
- Carrier and predictive diagnostics regarding genetic diseases
- Diagnostics during pregnancy
- Genetic counselling
The unit accepts patients on a physician's referral only. Based on the referral, more information is obtained regarding the patient's and family's history of illness to assess the need for genetic counselling.
The way in which the condition is inherited, the risk of developing the condition, examination and treatment possibilities, and the need for monitoring are discussed with the patient and the family.