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Clinical Genetics

The clinical Genetics service is mainly an outpatients service, with inpatient consultations to all wards and NICU as required. The full range of clinical genetics services include reproductive genetics, paediatric and adult general genetics provided by clinical geneticists and genetic counsellors working together. Specialty services include examination of stillbirths in anatomical pathology, neuro-genetics and cardiac genetics in multidisciplinary clinics with relevant specialists.

Clinical Genetics Service is provided at the following hospitals:

  • Inpatient
    • Liverpool
    • Bankstown (on request)
    • Campbelltown (on request)
  • Outpatient
    • Bankstown
    • Campbelltown
    • Camden
    • Bowral - Community Health Centre

About Us

The Department of Clinical Genetics based at Liverpool Hospital provides an outpatient and consultative service to patients and health professionals of SSWLHD. Genetic diagnosis, testing and test interpretation, information provision and counselling are provided by the clinical staff along with patient support and connecting families with community resources. Patients are seen who have, or are at risk of having, an inherited disorder, are concerned about a family member or  the risk to their offspring  having a birth defect or genetic disorder. Genetic services are provided by Clinical Geneticists who are specialist physicians and genetic counsellors who are specifically  trained health professionals.

Paternity and kinship testing is not offered for non-medical reasons.

Please note that Clinical Genetics and Cancer Genetics are separate departments.  All referrals for cancer related conditions (such as breast and/or bowel cancer) should be sent directly to the Cancer Genetics service at Liverpool Hospital:

Cancer Genetics Service
Oncology Department
Liverpool Hospital
Liverpool BC, NSW 1871

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Frequently Asked Questions


Head of Department: Dr Alison Colley
Receptionists: Vicki Stefanovski and Lisa Player

Clinic  contact details:
Phone: 8738 4665
Fax: 8738 4650

Physical address:
Clinic B, Reception 112 (near lift B)
Level 1 Clinical Services Building, Elizabeth Street

Postal address:
Department of Clinical Genetics
Liverpool hospital
Locked Bag 7103
Liverpool BC , NSW 1871

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