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Clinical Genetics
​The Genetics Clinics at Royal North Shore Hospital is a Local Health District wide clinic that provides diagnosis, gene testing and genetic counselling services by a team of specialist health-care professionals.

Our service runs the following general and speciality clinics:

  • Diagnostic Genetics Clinic
  • Genetic Counsellor Clinic
  • Prenatal Genetics Clinic
  • Neurofibromatosis Clinic 

Any individual (adult or child) with a personal and or family history of a genetic condition or a suspected genetic condition can be considered for an appointment with one of the genetics clinics, provided they have a valid referral from a GP or specialist. Please see the attached referral criteria for more information about appropriate indications for referral. For more information regarding referral criteria please go to Referral Critriea external link



A referral is required to attend our clinic. Referrals should be made out to Associate Professor Yemima Berman.  More information on Clinical Genetics referral criteria is available Referral Critriea external link​  

Please note: Diagnostic imaging for palpable breast lumps in NF1 should be investigated locally as per the general population, with MMG +\- ultrasound followed by referral to a breast surgeon where needed for concerning lesions.

Referrals can be faxed to 02 9463 1057 or emailed to [email protected]

Doctors wishing to discuss whether a referral to our genetics clinic is appropriate may contact the department on 02 9463 172​7 and discuss with a genetic counsellor.

For more information regarding referral criteria please go to ​Referral Critriea external link

Please note for referral of individuals with neurofibromatosis type 1, we provide a service for more complex management, please call one of our genetic counsellors for further details on 02 9463 172​7​.


Contacting Us

Postal: Royal North Shore Hospital, Department of Clinical Genetics, Clinical Administration 3E, Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065

Telephone: 02 9463 172​7, Fax 029463 1057

Email:  NSLHD-Clin​[email protected]