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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.

Genetic testing of children

Description:
This leaflet gives information about why your child might have genetic testing, what the tests are, and possible outcomes.

Genetics and sensorineural hearing loss

Description:
This leaflet gives information about SNHL, and the chances of how it can affect your children.

Genetics insurance

Description:
Useful information about how insurance companies are allowed to use genetic test results.

Germline mosaicism

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about germline mosaicism, including possible tests for future pregnancies.

Huntington's disease

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about Huntington's disease, including what causes it and tests that are available.

Klinefelter syndrome

Description:
This leaflet explains what Klinefelter Syndrome is, the symptoms and treatment options.

Myotonic dystrophy

Description:
This leaflet gives information about myotonic dystrophy, the symptoms and tests that are available.

Myotonic dystrophy in the family

Description:
This leaflet gives information on the possible problems for a patient with a diagnosis of myotonic dystrophy.

PALB2 predictive testing

Description:
This leaflet offers information about predictive testing for someone who has a chance of inheriting a change (mutation) in a gene called PALB2.

Predictive testing for an inherited degenerative condition

Description:
This leaflet gives more information about predictive testing, including things you should think about and how the results may affect you.
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