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Oxford Centre for Genomic Medicine

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For patients

You may be anxious when you are first referred to the Clinical Genetics Department.

You may be worried about your child, your pregnancy or your risk of developing cancer. We will do our best to reassure you and give you the support you need.

We are used to seeing people with similar issues to you or your child, and hope we have the experience and expertise to help you.

Should you be diagnosed with a particular genetic condition, we can offer you information about organisations that can offer practical advice and help.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


We are now offering most clinic appointments face to face.

If you are waiting for an appointment, please expect it to be in person unless we contact you to say it will be a telephone or video appointment.

In the event of a pregnancy at potential risk of a genetic problem, please contact us.

Important referral information

Last reviewed:26 September 2023