Reproductive Carrier Screening (3 Gene Panel)
From November 1st 2023 the Australian Government is introducing a rebate for the 3 gene reproductive carrier screening test.
Some important things to keep in mind:
1.Most people are unaware that they are carriers and often do not have a history of these conditions in their family.
2.If your patient does have a blood relative who is either a carrier or affected by one of these disorders, they have a greater chance of being a carrier.
3.There is result support for doctors as Sonic Genetics offer post-test phone-based genetic counselling free-of-charge to couples found to be at high-risk of having a child affected with an inherited disorder that can cause serious illness.
For more information on how to access genetic counselling and which patients are eligible please follow this link: reproductive genetic counselling form .
RANZCOG recommends that information about carrier screening for common disorders be offered to every woman either prior to conception (preferred) or in early pregnancy.
This requirement to provide informed consent can present a significant challenge for busy practitioners and so we have put together some commonly used resources for both yourself as the practitioner and your patients.
I would like information for my patients about 3 gene reproductive carrier screening and expanded screening.
Little writing: Follow link to patient online resources.
I want to access online learning for doctors regarding reproductive carrier screening.
This will take you to Sonic Education where there are workshops and online learning tool available.
I would like to access the request forms for reproductive carrier screening or genetic counselling.
Follow link and select either “carrier screening for CF SMA & FRAGILE X” or “expanded carrier screening” to open the PDF forms.
For counselling > “Sonic Genetics reproductive genetic counselling form” – for eligible patients only.
For more information on Clinpath's genetic testing services, please contact our Genetic Solutions Manager
Genetics Solution Manager
P | 0408 819 430
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinpath.com.au and Sonicgenetics.com.au is not a replacement for professional medical opinion, examination, diagnosis or treatment.