Information for Clinicians
Formal entry into the program is via a Multidisciplinary Genomics Clinic (MGC), where patient referrals are reviewed. Ideally, the referring clinician or a member of their team attends this clinic to discuss the referral. During this virtual clinic, cases will be discussed to ensure that those patients most likely to benefit from WES testing are selected. Discussions will cover items such as clinical indications, previous genetic testing, family history, candidate genes (if applicable), benefit to patient management and availability of family members for testing (trio analysis).
The MGC also serves as an exit point in the testing workflow, where preliminary results will be discussed with the referring clinician and multidisciplinary team before the final diagnostic report is issued. Discussions of preliminary results will include any incidental findings and further testing if applicable.
Clinical information, including a detailed description of the patient’s phenotype, is essential for patient assessment and interpretation of sequencing results. To refer a patient, please contact us today for the ‘Genomic Testing Clinical Information Form’. Once CCG receives a referral you will be contacted with an invitation to attend the MGC where your referred case will be discussed.