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Clinical Genetics

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Krause, Macaulay and Associates are a Clinical Genetics team consisting of medical geneticists and genetic counsellors who offer consultations to patients and their families regarding genetic conditions. Medical Geneticists are medical doctors who have specialised in the field of medical genetics. Genetic counsellors are allied healthcare professionals trained at the Masters degree level and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa.

During a typical genetic consultation a family history assessment, provision of information pertaining to the suspected or confirmed condition, including the inheritance pattern, risks of recurrence, management, and possible genetic testing options are provided. Depending on the nature of the referral, either a medical geneticist or genetic counsellor will provide a genetic consultation.