The role of genetics in healthcare is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of development. Liverpool Women’s provides a regional genetics service known as the Merseyside and Cheshire Genetics Service - serving a population of around 2.8 million people across Merseyside, Cheshire and the Isle of Man.
It comprises our Clinical Genetics Service as well as our Laboratory Services. The telephone number on the top right hand side of this page relates to the Clinical Genetics Service only. Please refer to the Health Professionals section for contact details for Laboratory Services.
What we do
Our main role is to diagnose and counsel families with possible or known inherited disorders. We receive referrals for families who have or at risk of a having a genetic condition. Our team of specialists support families by providing:
- An accurate diagnosis
- Information about how a genetic condition may develop
- Assessments on the risk of transmitting a genetic condition
- Support for families with understandable information and counselling
Where we work
Clinical Genetics and our Laboratory Services are located within the Crown Street site of Liverpool Women's.
Just a little note to say thank you so very much for all your help and kindness during my gene testing. You were so understanding and reassuring and I really appreciate everything you have done.
Links & Downloads
- Glossary of Terms
- Clinical Genetics - A guide to your referral
- Dominant Inheritance
- Recessive Inheritance
- X-Linked Inheritance
- Antenatal Screening Choices
- Cancer Research UK
- Genetic Alliance
- NHS Choices
- Patient UK for Support Organisations