Genetic Services of Western Australia (GSWA) is a state-wide service providing clinical genetic services in Western Australia. GSWA provides a comprehensive state-wide diagnostic and confidential counselling service in clinical genetics.
The service is located across 2 sites; King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. There is also a network of metropolitan and country outreach clinics.
GSWA consists of 3 subspecialty divisions:
Clients are primarily referred to GSWA by GPs, specialists, or hospital inpatient wards/outpatient clinics. Self-referrals may be accepted in some instances.
There is no charge for accessing our services if you have a Medicare card.
From November 1, 2017 new Medicare item numbers apply for some cancer gene tests and can be ordered directly by specialists without a referral to Genetic Services of Western Australia.
Please read the following link if you are a Clinician and wish to understand the criteria for ordering Medicare rebated breast and/or ovarian cancer gene testing.
Please read the following link if you have breast and/or ovarian cancer or have a strong family history of these cancers and wish to find out how you can access genetic testing.