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Genetics

Overview

The Townsville Hospital has a full-time Genetic Counselling service for conditions including:

  • Birth defects
  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Familial Cancers
  • Neurological Genetic Conditions
  • Paediatric Genetic Conditions
  • Prenatal Screening and Testing

Professional and Public Education

Consultant clinical geneticists in sub-specialties visit on a monthly rotational basis.  The Townsville Hospital provides outreach services west to Mount Isa, north to Ingham and south to Home Hill.

Location

 Location

Genetics/QAS Building (beside Acute Mental Health)
The Townsville Hospital, 100 Angus Smith Drive, Douglas QLD 4814

 Postal Address IMB 31, PO Box 670, Townsville QLD 4810
 Phone

Genetic Counsellor: +61 7 4433 1464
Administration Officer: + 61 7 4433 1463

 Facsimile +61 7 4433 1461

Referral Process

Doctor's referral required, but may ring to discuss prior to referral.

 Genetic Counsellor + 61 7 4433 1464
 Facsimile + 61 7 4433 1461

Postal referral to Queensland Clinical Genetics Service, The Townsville Hospital, PO Box 670, Townsville 4810.

How to make and appointment

Telephone administration officer on +61 7 4433 1463 (Tuesdays only; however, telephone messages will be responded to by the Genetic Counsellor) or Genetic Counsellor on + 61 7 4433 1464 (Monday - Friday).

More information

Genetic Health Queensland
Genetic Health Queensland - Patient information brochure

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Last updated: 31 October 2017