Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS)


Victorian Clinical Genetics Services (VCGS) delivers expert genetic testing and genetic support services to thousands of families in Victoria, throughout Australia, and around the world.

A subsidiary of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, VCGS provides both clinical and laboratory pathology services for genetic diagnosis, as well as screening and counselling, through a team of clinical geneticists, genetic counsellors, laboratory scientists, metabolic physicians, social workers and support staff.

A global leader in genetic health, VCGS also plays a key role in research and development, translational research, and policy development in the field of genetics.

Our genetic services comprise:

  1. State-wide clinical genetics service
  2. State-wide paediatric clinical metabolic service

Our pathology service comprises five main laboratories and two affiliated laboratories:

  1. Cytogenetics Laboratory
  2. Molecular Genetics Laboratory
  3. Newborn Screening Laboratory
  4. Metabolic diagnostic Laboratory
  5. Maternal Serum Screening Laboratory
  6. Mitochondrial Laboratory (Affiliate)
  7. Tissue Culture Laboratory (Affiliate)