The Adult Genetics Unit of the South Australian Clinical Genetics Service (SACGS) provides a state-wide service for the genetic assessment, counselling and testing of adults and their families with genetic/familial disorders.
Clinics are held at metropolitan and country hospitals, and there is a component of outreach work in rural and remote Australia requiring the use of Telemedicine.
Based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Adult Genetics Unit provides a specialist clinical genetics consultation service focussing on genetic diagnosis and testing for rare disorders.
- Familial cancer genetic diagnosis and counselling
- Huntington disease predictive testing service
- Clinical/genetic diagnosis of syndromic connective tissue disorders and aortopathies (e.g. Marfan, Loeys-Dietz and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes)
- Genetic assessment of familial endocrine disorders. The service does not provide ongoing patient management.
Advice is provided on the appropriate investigation of complex cases and interpretation/communication of the results. Organisation of extended family testing and predictive genetic testing is also offered.
A referral letter from a medical practitioner is required. If the referral is for suspected familial cancer, a referral proforma is available on request.
To make an appointment post, fax or email the referral letter to the Adult Genetics Unit. Referral from other health professionals will be accepted in some circumstances.
Please address referrals to: Prof Eric Haan or Dr Nicola Poplawski.
Phone: (08) 7074 2697
Fax: (08) 8429 6112
Head of the Unit: Debbie Trott