Are you a paediatrician who is ready to order a genomic test? Here's how.

Find a laboratory to order a Medicare funded genomic test

A pathology laboratory must be accredited by the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA) to offer exome or genome sequencing. Each laboratory has different ordering processes, so it’s important to find the one that best suits you and your patients.

Find a clinical genetics service

If you would like to refer a patient to a clinical geneticist, you can find your local genetic services in Australia here.

For paediatricians in Victoria

Victorian Clinical Genetics Services

The Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) is currently the only NATA accredited laboratory in Victoria for ordering Medicare funded genomic testing. Clinical geneticist approval is included in the online order process. Click the button to go to the VCGS online ordering system.

You’ll find all the documents you need to complete this test request below:

Other laboratories that routinely offer genetic testing for patients in Victoria

South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS) is a New South Wales based laboratory that offers NATA accredited Medicare funded genomic testing to patients in Victoria. You will need to contact your local genetics service for clinical geneticist approval prior to ordering the test.

The documents you need to complete this test request are below:

Want to know more before ordering a funded genomic test?

Here’s a short guide to support you through the testing process. You can also ask a genetic expert for help.


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