Clinical Genomics Unit
The Clinical Genomics Unit (CGU) was launched in 2016, with a mission to improve individual patient’s clinical and psychosocial outcomes through evidence-based and innovative service that enables genetic diagnosis, tailored treatment, and risk management of relatives.
The CGU is one of the few in the world that provides an integrated and public genomics service within the mainstream health care. The unique feature of the CGU is that we work closely with the genomic laboratory at Genome.One, as well as with specialist expertise on campus, in providing highly integrated multidisciplinary patient care. Together with St Vincent’s specialists, we provide the following Multidisciplinary (MDT) Clinics:
- Cardiac Genomics Clinic
- Neurogenomics Clinic
- Vascular Genomics Clinic
- Endocrine Genomics Clinic
- Immunogenomics Clinic
- Pharmacogenomics Clinic
We offer a comprehensive range of genomic and genetic testing options, including pharmacogenomics testing, if indicated, free of charge to our patients. We provide genetic risk assessment, genetic diagnosis, pre-test and post-test counselling, result interpretation, and consultative advice on rare disease management and/or risk management. We also offer psychosocial support to individuals and families who have concerns about their genetic diagnosis.
Referral Base: Adult patients aged 18 years or over, with a suspected genetic diagnosis that is non-cancer related. For cancer genetic syndromes please direct referrals to the Familial Cancer Clinic at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre.
For referrals to CGU, please fax or email the completed referral form
1. To improve individual patient’s clinical and psychosocial outcomes through evidence-based and innovative service that enables genetic diagnosis, tailored treatment and risk management
2. To reach out to the vulnerable and the disadvantaged patient population and provide meaningful service to improve their health outcomes
Dr Kathy Wu, MBBS, MMed, FRACP (AMD), Clinical Geneticist (HGSA)
Sophie Devery, Genetic Counsellor
Tatiane Yanes, Genetic Counsellor
Clinical Genomics Unit
Translational Research Centre
97-105 Boundary Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Tel: 8382 4899
Fax: 8382 4895
Please refer to our campus map for location, details on parking, and arriving via public transport.
Supporting Clinical Genomics
Publicly available genetic/genomic testing is made possible by
limited funding from the government and philanthropic donations.
Donations to the CGU for genetic/genomic testing for patients and their
families in need can be made via the St Vincent’s Curran Foundation at https://www.supportstvincents.com.au
Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.