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)

New VCGS Tests

Non-invasive prenatal screening for Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome), Trisomy 18 (Edward Syndrome) Trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), and Monosomy X

Carrier Screening for Cystic Fibrosis, Fragile X Syndrome & Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Cardiac gene testing with massively parallel or “next generation” sequencing