Genes are the fundamental source of biological information that guides cells, tissues, and people in their development and their response to the environment. The fundamental nature of this information has provided staggering insight into the risks, pathogenesis and natural history of disease. However, it is important to note that factors other than genetics will also play a role. Hence a genetic test is not necessarily proof that a person will develop a condition, or that a genetic abnormality is the only reason for a disorder.
The videos in this section have been created to inform this understanding and the genetic pathologists at Sonic Genetics are available for consultation with you to clarify the scope of a test and its relevance in a particular context.
Assoc. Prof. Damon Bell presents how general practitioners can optimise the detection and treatment of familial hypercholesterolaemia and enable patients to avail of the Medicare rebate for genetic testing introduced in May 2020.