Genetics services in NSW are coordinated by the NSW Genetics Service Advisory Committee, which is supported by the Statewide Services Development Branch of the Strategic Development Division, NSW Department of Health.
The services comprise a network of agencies—laboratory, clinical, educational and administrative—and professional disciplines that provide genetics services for the people of NSW in a coordinated and integrated way.
Centre for Genetics Education
The Centre for Genetics Education is also part of NSW Genetics Services, and is located at Royal North Shore Hospital. See their website for useful information on resources, support, and finding genetics services.
The following are links to relevant publications and websites. We've divided them into General and For health professionals.
- Newborn Bloodspot Screening: Tests to Protect your Baby
Pamphlet for all new parents outlining the reasons for newborn bloodspot screening, conditions tested for, storage and retention of samples and contact details for further information.
The purpose of newborn screening is to test all newborns for early signs of a number of treatable congenital metabolic disorders. This website describes these disorders and the operation of the NSW Newborn Screening Programme.
- Genetics Services and Counselling
A team of specialist health care workers at Genetics Services provide up-to-date information, support and counselling so that you can make informed decisions concerning genetic health issues.
The National Health and Medical Research Council eGenetics site is aimed at both consumers and health professionals. It contains resources and information about human genetics from a variety of sources.