About the Clinical Genetics department


The Clinical Genetics service at Great Ormond Street Hospital covers a population of 4.5 million in North and East London and Essex. We see individuals of all ages, not just children.

About our Services

Our multidisciplinary team of doctors, genetic counsellors and clinical scientists provide support to children and adults affected by or at risk of genetic disorders. Check out our videos below to learn more.

Our services include:

  • diagnosis of genetic disorders in adults and children
  • risk assessment and genetic counselling for patients with a family history of an inherited disorder or a family cancer syndrome
  • predictive genetic testing including prenatal diagnosis for some genetic disorders

We are also part of other specialist services provided by Great Ormond Street Hospital and other hospitals, including our supra-regional Craniofacial unit, the Inherited White Matter Disorders specialist service, the Retinoblastoma specialist service, the East of England regional cleft service, and the Dual Sensory clinic.

For details of how to refer to our service, please see Refer a patient.

Please see the videos below for more information about our clinics:

What happens in the Genetics Clinic? Information for adults:

What happens in the Genetics Clinic? Information for children and young people: