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Genetics and Metabolism

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.

General Genetics
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.

Metabolic Service
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.

Genetics and Metabolism Team

The Genetics and Metabolism team is comprised of Medical Geneticists, Genetic Counsellors, Genetic Assistants and Clinic Support Staff. Each member plays an important and unique role, working together to ensure excellent patient care.

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Training Programs

The Manitoba program in Genetics and Metabolism offers a five year residency in Medical Genetics through the Department of Post-Graduate Education in the Max Rady Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba. The program also plays a major role in the academic, clinical and research training of genetic counsellors in the Masters of Science in Genetic Counselling Program through the Department of Biochemistry and Medical Genetics in the Max Rady Faculty of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.

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Patient Experience Survey

We are looking for your opinion on the quality of care we provide patients and their families. Your feedback plays an important role to ensure we are meeting your needs and allows us to make improvements in the way we deliver our services. Please use the link below to complete and submit your responses. Your opinion counts!