Genetics and Metabolism provides services to over 5,000 patients annually through clinics and in-patient consultations. The range of patient care is broad, and is organized based on the reason and nature of the referral, as identified by the disciplines below.
A general genetics consultation involves the assessment, diagnosis, management and genetic counselling of children and adults and/or their families for a variety of reasons.
Prenatal Genetic Screening & Diagnosis Service
Prenatal diagnosis refers to the detection of congenital anomalies (birth defects) or genetic diseases in the fetus prior to birth.
The metabolic service provides assessment, diagnosis, management and genetic counselling for newborns, children, adults and their families with suspected or confirmed inborn errors of metabolism (metabolic diseases).
Hereditary Cancer Service
This service involves the provision of genetic assessment, counselling, testing and diagnosis to individuals and families with suspected hereditary or familial cancer, including breast and ovarian cancer.
The Genetics and Metabolism team is comprised of Medical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors, Genetic Assistants and clerical staff. Each member plays an important and unique role, working together to ensure excellent patient care.
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The Manitoba program in Genetics and Metabolism offers a five year residency in Medical Genetics through the Department of Post-Graduate Education in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.