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Clinical Genetics & Genetic Counselling

Clinics

1. Pregnancy Counselling Clinic

There is a clinic at Groote Schuur Hospital (GSH) each Wednesday morning aimed at prenatal diagnosis and counselling. It is in collaboration with the Fetal medicine service of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

2. Adult Genetic Clinic

  • Neurogenetics Clinic: 1st Thursday of each month in collaboration with the Neurology at GSH.
  • General Genetic Clinic:  3rd Thursday of each month at GSH. We offer diagnostic management and counselling of suspected or confirmed genetic disorders.
  • Breast Cancer Genetic Clinic: 4th Thursday of each month, clinic at GSH. We offer diagnostic management and counselling for families with a strong family history of breast or ovarian cancer.
  • Cardiogenetics Clinic: 1st Tuesday of each month at GSH. We offer diagnostic management and counselling of suspected or confirmed cardiac conditions that can be inherited.

3. Childhood Genetic Clinic:

  Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital

  • Paediatric Genetic Clinic: Tuesday and Wednesday morning each week. We offer diagnostic management and counselling of suspected or confirmed genetic disorders.
  • Paediatric Cardiogenetic Clinic: 2nd Thursday of the month. We offer diagnostic management and counselling of suspected or confirmed cardiac conditions that can be inherited.
  • Genetic counselling is available for all individuals and families affected by diagnostic conditions

Consultations

Telephonic and email consultation with Healthcare professionals is available. In certain areas, services to districts both urban and rural are provided.

Bookings

  • For Paediatric Clinics     021-658 5002
  • For Adult Clinics     021-406 6304
  • General enquiries     021-406 6304

See: GSH/RXH Genetic Services For information on a selection of genetic conditions, see our fact sheets.