Genetic consultation

We welcome you for a tailored evaluation and personnalized genetic counselling.

Many genetic conditions are well known in various medicine fields, such as pediatrics, neurology, cardiology, endocrinology, rheumatology, immunology, gastroenterology, gynecology and reproductive medicine, psychiatry, nephrology, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, dermatology, onco-hematology, pneumology…

A genetic evaluation is requested if there exist a suspicion of a genetic disease for a child, an adult or prenatally; as well, in case of familial history or a wish of pregnancy for a couple, genetic counselling is advised. It is possible to make an appointment with our clinical team for a specialized consultation. All our services comply with the prevailing rules of good practice and to the Federal Act on Human Genetic Testing (HGTA).

A genetic consultation is indicated in case of:

  • Presence of symptoms hinting a genetic condition such as:
    • Developmental delay, autistic spectrum disorder, epilepsy
    • Neurological/neuromuscular syndromes
    • Hearing or vision disorders
    • Growth delay
    • Endocrinal, rheumatological or immunological diseases
    • Cardiomyopathies
    • Multiple familial cancers
    • Presence of congenital malformations 
  • Association of signs and symptoms from unknown origins
  •  Familial history of genetic disease with a wish to evaluate the personal risk to develop the same condition or the risk of transmission to descendants
  • History of illnesses hinting a genetic condition for a child and a wish to evaluate the risk for a future pregnancy
  • Fertility disorder (difficulty to procreate, repeated miscarriages)
  • Medically assisted reproduction
  • Consanguinity within the couple
  • Pregnancy with abnormal screening results (first/second trimester) or after invasive prenatal testing (amniocentesis, choriocentesis) ; presence of fetal malformations on echographies