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The Wessex Clinical Genetics Service (WCGS) provides genetics counselling, advice and referrals for patients within the South Central (Wessex) region.

Its team of doctors and specialist nurses will take a full family history, advise on the appropriate genetic test(s), explain and discuss options for diagnostic, carrier, predictive and prenatal testing, and communicate results together with a detailed assessment of genetic risks and implications.

Health professionals may also liaise with the WCGS to discuss referrals or to refer on patients with a confirmed diagnosis for genetics counselling and family follow-up.

Outside the Wessex region, genetics counselling and referral is provided by regional Clinical Genetics Services across the UK; see the Association of Clinical Genetic Science (ACGS) and British Society for Genetic Medicine (BSGM) websites for professional information and details of your local service.

Page Last Updated: 29/11/2016 13:54 
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