How to Order

Ordering Gene Access (CF, SMA & FXS) Carrier Screening with Clinical Labs


For Gene Access (CF, SMA & FXS) testing, please complete the Clinical Labs Genetic Carrier Screening Request Form. Please provide any relevant family or partner history of CF, SMA, or FXS.


Your patients can visit any of our 1,300 collection centres for their carrier screening blood test. Locations can be found at


Results for Gene Access (CF, SMA & FXS) testing will be available within 5-7 business days from the time we receive the sample at our laboratory.


From 1st November 2023, genetic carrier screening for CF, SMA, and FXS will be fully Medicare-rebatable for female patients who are pregnant or planning pregnancy. If the female patient is found to be a carrier, the reproductive partner of the patient can then be tested for CF or SMA to determine the couple’s reproductive risk of having a child with CF or SMA. The test for each condition is covered once in an individual’s lifetime.


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: