Genetic Counselling

For positive cases (tested by Clinical Labs), Clinical Labs offers one genetic counselling session per couple at no cost. Any follow-up consultations, if necessary, will incur an out-of-pocket fee.

  • Clinical Labs will notify the referring clinician and provide contact details for the genetic counselling service. 
  • The referring doctor can either contact the genetic counsellor to schedule the appointment, or the consultation can be organised through the lab. 
  • Appointments are conducted over the phone and are generally available within 48 hours of referral. During the call, which lasts 15-20 minutes, the genetic counsellor will discuss the risk of having a child carrying this condition with the patient and their partner. It is also optional for the referring clinician to be on the call. 

Please note: The genetic counselling request must be made within two weeks of receiving the partner’s CARRIER test results. For FXS, only pre-mutation and full mutation cases are offered genetic counselling.

If you require additional information about testing or need to discuss a patient, please contact:
Assoc. Prof. Mirette Saad on P: (03) 9538 6777 or E: