ADULT GENETIC CONSULTATION
Some genetic conditions may only present or become more apparent in adulthood. Adult genetic consultations are offered to men and women who either have or are at increased risk of a genetic condition and are seeking a diagnosis, genetic testing, guidance on management, or more information and advice regarding the risk of recurrence in their children.
- A personal or family history of a later onset genetic condition. These conditions are often neurological, neuromuscular, neuropsychiatric or cardiac (arrhythmias, sudden death, cardiomyopathy)
- A known or suspected genetic condition becoming more apparent in adulthood e.g. connective tissue disorders, e.g. Ehlers Danlos syndrome, Marfan and other related syndromes.
- Adult children with genetic conditions or syndromes who have outgrown paediatric practice and require coordination of healthcare into adulthood or ongoing healthcare surveillance.