Monash Genetics Clinic provides for the diagnosis, management, counselling and support of adults and children with a wide range of genetic disorders and also includes prenatal diagnosis for various genetic conditions. Initial referral to a paediatrician or adult physician should be considered prior to referral to Monash Genetics.
Address referral to the Head of Unit: Dr Matthew Hunter
The patient will be seen by a clinician within this specialty
The referral should indicate that it is valid for an indefinite period.
There is a very high demand for genetics appointments and there can be a long wait for routine appointments.
In some situations genetic testing may be offered. Genetic testing may not be available or appropriate for all situations.
Most genetic tests have no Medicare rebates. Some genetic tests may incur out of pocket costs, which will be discussed with your patient.
Some genetic test results can take a very long time (sometimes 6 months or longer).
It is important to plan a referral to genetics well in advance of future family planning, if possible.