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Genetics General


If any of the following are present or suspected, please refer the patient to the emergency department (via ambulance if necessary) or seek emergent medical advice if in a remote region.

  • No referrals to emergency relating to clinical genetics

Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all conditions for outpatient services and does not exclude consideration for referral unless specifically stipulated in the CPC out of scope section. 

The following are not routinely provided in a public Genetics General service.

General Genetics

  • Individuals with a personal and/or family history of Ehlers Danlos syndrome type 3 / hypermobility / joint laxity. Please review the information fact sheet on the GHQ website regarding red flag signs in these patients which may trigger a referral to clinical genetics.
  • Individuals who have a population risk of lower than 1 in 50 of being a carrier for a rare autosomal recessive disorder, where their partner is a known carrier of a rare autosomal recessive disorder. Please see information fact sheet on the GHQ website on common autosomal recessive disorders.
  • Pregnant women with a high risk due to advanced maternal age or antenatal serum/nuchal screening investigations, who have not yet had a diagnostic test.
  • Couples who have had recurrent miscarriages where the cause is NOT due to a chromosomal anomaly.
  • Individuals who have had or are considering genetic testing of the MTHFR gene.  Please see information fact sheet on the GHQ website.
  • Individuals who have had or are considering ‘direct to consumer’ genetic testing.
  • Individuals who have had or are requesting genetic testing relating to paternity
  • Individuals who are not residents of Queensland