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Download the Genetics lab app here and click on Genetics for information for Healthcare professionals for more information on tests and how to refer a Patient.


Referrals

Common referrals include

  • Children/adults with congenital anomalies or delayed development

  • Families affected by or at risk of chromosome disorders

  • Families affected by inherited disorders such as cystic fibrosis

  • Families affected by or at risk of hereditary cancer

  • Families affected by or at risk of hereditary heart disease

  • Families affected by or at risk of inherited neurological disorders

  • Healthy family members seeking predictive genetic tests for the genetic disorder identified in their family

Cancer genetic referrals

Referral criteria for doctors wishing to refer patients with cancer for advice and potential testing for hereditary cancer. Please click on the following link to download this information: Referral criteria for individuals with a Family History of Cancer

Advice for GP's whose patients are enquiring about a family history of cancer are available here. Please click on the following link to download this information: BRCA GP Info

Following a referral from their doctor, a family history questionnaire is used to assess a patient’s cancer family history. Please click on the following link to download questionnaire: Genetics Family History Cancer Questionnaire 

Specific information for oncologists about direct ordering of BRCA genetic testing for women affected by papillary serous ovarian cancer is available from the NCCP section of the HSE website. Please click here to download information: BRCA Testing

Waiting Lists

The current Consultant Genetic waiting list is on the NTPF website via the following link http://www.ntpf.ie/home/outpatient.htm  Numbers of patients waiting for genetics clinics are recorded on the “Specialty tab" and grouped under “Other Specialties”.