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Genetics - patient leaflets

Diagnosing and assessing the risk of inheriting a genetic condition

This page lists leaflets produced or used by our department. Each leaflet is reviewed at least every two years to make sure it is kept up to date.

Chorionic villus sampling

Description:
This leaflet explains why and how CVS is done.

Chromosome inversion

Description:
This leaflet gives information about chromosome inversion. It will explain what a chromosome inversion is and what it means for people and members of their family.

Consanguinity

Description:
This leaflet gives information about the risk of a child being affected by genetic condition if their parents are blood related (consanguineous).

Cystic fibrosis carrier testing

Description:
This leaflet explains more about tests to find out if you are a carrier of the cystic fibrosis gene.

Dominant inheritance

Description:
This leaflet gives information about dominant inheritance.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Description:
This leaflet gives information about DMD and how it is passed on to your children.

Edward's syndrome

Description:
This is a leaflet gives information on how Edwards' syndrome happens and possible tests for you to have.

Fragile x syndrome

Description:
This leaflet gives information about what FRAX is, what causes it, and how it is inherited.

Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 if you are affected by cancer

Description:
This leaflet gives information about genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 if you have got cancer.

Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 in adults unaffected by cancer

Description:
This leaflet explains about genetic testing for someone with a strong family history of breast cancer and/or ovarian cancer, to look for a change in one of two genes called BRCA1 and BRCA2.
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