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Clinical Genetics Clinic

Our Services

Service that we offer

The clinical genetics clinic offers one-stop comprehensive clinical genetics service including genetics assessment, diagnostics genetics and genomic testing on genetic diseases, and pre-/post- genetics test counselling. Genetic counselling will help patients or families with a genetic disease or a rare disease to understand the necessity of the genetic test, the limitation of test, the nature of the disease, hereditary nature, the mode of inheritance, the risk of occurrence of the disease within the family, and the means of prevention; so that informed decisions are made in family planning. 
Target Group
Paediatric conditions
  • Birth defect
  • Suspected genetic disease by newborn screening
  • Developmental delay
  • Autistic spectrum disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Intellectual disability 
  • Epilepsy 
  • Other systems dysfunction (hearing loss, skin, heart, kidney disorder, and etc.)
Reproductive Health Issues
  • Women who are interested in genetic testing or screening
  • Women who have experienced multiple pregnancy losses or babies who died in infancy
  • Couples who are first cousins or other close blood relatives
  • Pregnant women whose ultrasound examinations or blood testing indicate that their pregnancy may be at increased risk for certain complications or birth defects
Family history 
  • Intellectual disability, developmental delay, an inherited disorder, or a birth defect
  • Early deaths due to known or unknown medical conditions
  • Adult-onset health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, dementia, or cancer, particularly if onset is early in adulthood
  • Couples who would like to test or obtain more information about genetic conditions that occur with higher frequency in their ethnic group

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Genetic testing usually involves taking a small sample of blood or tissue from the client. DNA (genes) contained in the cells from the sample can be tested to detect variation or mutation that are at risk of developing any genetic condition. Depending on what kind of genetic test is done, the availability of genetic result takes from days to weeks.

Test 
Karyotyping
Fetalseq V1.0 
Expanded Carrier Screening 
Gene Panel (Various panels) 
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES)  
Fragile X carrier screening 

 

Service Hours

  • MON - FRI:
    9:00AM - 5:00PM
  • BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Contact

  • phone (852) 3946 6888

  • address1/F, CUHKMC