Here is some more information on genetic disorders or if your doctor has recommended genetic testing.
The cGH Array Test
One of the most common genetic tests ordered in children is called a cGH microarray. There are many other genetic tests available however – please check with your doctor which test has been recommended for you or your child.
This short guide is from the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service which offers saliva testing. Not all pathology centres will offer this, however the other information on cGH array applies to all providers.
For those who would like more information.
Provided by the NSW Health Centre for Genetics Education
… They also have lots more Australian-based information on a range of genetic conditions
In March 2020, Genomic testing for children <10 years old was made available for free to children living in NSW, Australia who had EITHER
- Dysmorphism AND one or more congenital structural abnormalities
- OR Intellectual Disability in the Moderate Range
Information and Support for Genetic Disorders
The peak Australian body for information and support groups for people with genetic disorders
Rarechromo.org has high-quality, detailed information on many rare gene disorders
Information from Down Syndrome Victoria on what it means to have Down Syndrome