Clinical Services

Clinical Genetics is a medical discipline specialising in the diagnosis and management of conditions with a known or probable genetic basis. Genetic disorders occur across the whole lifespan and may affect multiple family members and generations. Families often require both specialist diagnosis and health management.

We provide specialist, family-centred services for:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Current and accurate medical information
  • Risk estimation for pregnancies and the extended family
  • Genetic counselling
  • Management and support to individual patients of any age

We work with our laboratory colleagues and clinical colleagues from a variety of medical specialties across Greater Manchester and the North West region.

Clinical staff in the department are affiliated to one or more clinical teams. Clinical teams comprise of doctors, genetic counsellors, nursing staff and other health professionals. Further information about these specialised services can be found in this section of the website.