There is an inherent contradiction in genetic information, it is simultaneously the most private thing about us, and something by definition that we likely share with our relatives. If you or a relative are a healthy carrier of, or affected by, a genetic condition, then this in turn means that other people in the family could be at risk of carrying the same gene. Once information about genetic risk has been shared in the family, the next question that people will ask is where they can get advice about these risks, and possible access to genetic testing.
At CRGH, our Genetic Counsellor can offer consultations to discuss these issues for any family member who is concerned.
For associated information please visit our Cascade Screening and Predictive Genetic Testing pages