Peninsula Clinical Genetics is hosted by the RD&E in Exeter and covers the whole of Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
People are referred to us because they or a family member might have a genetic condition.
We are involved in the diagnosis of genetic conditions. For example, we see children born with congenital anomalies (something that is unusual or different at birth) to see if they have an underlying genetic cause. As other examples, we see people with possibly heritable cancer, neurological and cardiac conditions.
We offer genetic counselling. This involves helping people to understand and adapt to the medical and psychological implications of genetic conditions. It is not the same as standard counselling. Genetic counselling involves taking a full family history and gathering lots of medical details. We then make an assessment of the likelihood of developing that condition and explain what that means.