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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.

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.

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Description:
This leaflet explains the PGD technique to help couples who are at risk of having a child with a serious genetic condition

Prenatal Array CGH

Description:
This leaflet provides information about prenatal array CGH (comparative genomichybridisation).

Psychological support in the BRCA family service clinic and for cancer genetics clinic patients

Description:
This leaflet describes the psychological services available in the BRCA family service clinic and available also to patients seen in the cancer genetics clinic. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the person caring for you within the genetics service.

Recessive inheritance

Description:
This leaflet gives information about recessive inheritance.

Referral to the genetics clinic to discuss hereditary ovarian cancer

Description:
This leaflet offers information about being referred to the genetics clinic to discuss the possibility of you having hereditary ovarian cancer.

Talking to children about having a cancer gene fault

Description:
This leaflet is to help parents talk to their children about having a cancer gene fault

Talking to children about having a gene fault

Description:
This leaflet is about talking to children and young people about having a genetic gene fault and the risks.
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