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Genetic Services of Western Australia

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About Us

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:

  • Obstetrics and General Genetic Services
  • Familial Cancer Program
  • Genetic Paediatric Services.

Clients are primarily referred to GSWA by GPs, specialists, or hospital inpatient wards/outpatient clinics. Self-referrals may be accepted in some instances.

 

Cost

There is no charge for accessing our services if you have a Medicare card.

 

Medicare item numbers for breast and/or ovarian cancer gene testing

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.

Medicare item numbers for cancer gene testing: Information for clinicians

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.

What do the new Medicare item numbers for cancer gene testing mean for me?

 

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