Reproductive Genetic Testing

VCGS offers a comprehensive range of reproductive screening and diagnostic testing options with expert laboratory and clinical support. This means both patients and health professionals are fully supported.

percept™ is an Australian non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT). It is a highly accurate screening test for identifying pregnancies at increased chance of having a chromosome condition, such as Down syndrome.

prepair™ is a genetic carrier screen that gives individuals and couples information about their chance of having a child with a genetic condition.

Maternal serum screening is a blood test available to pregnant women who want to know about their chance of having a baby with a chromosome condition, such as Down syndrome. Serum screening also provides additional information about pregnancy health.

Diagnostic testing for the identification of chromosome changes that affect normal fetal development and for the investigation of genetic causes of recurrent pregnancy loss and infertility.

Biochemical Genetics

Biochemical genetics involves the diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of metabolic conditions.

Newborn screening is an extremely successful public health program which identifies babies that may have rare but significant medical conditions.

Metabolic disorders are a group of serious medical conditions caused by abnormal levels of metabolites in the blood or urine. This can be toxic and affect normal development.

Genetics and Genomics

VCGS provides a comprehensive range of specialist adult and childhood genetic tests and clinical services. Technologies include Next Generation Sequencing, SNP chromosome microarray, Sanger sequencing and MLPA.   

Our detailed phenotype-based approach provides the most effective and reliable way to identify disease-causing variants. VCGS provides Australia's most cost-effective, NATA accredited clinical genomics sequencing service.

Complete sequence coverage and flexible phenotype driven panels with custom design options provide comprehensive inherited cardiac testing that is more affordable.

Complete sequence coverage and flexible phenotype driven panels with custom design options provide comprehensive and affordable testing. Being aware of your risk can be beneficial for your family.

A chromosome microarray is a powerful tool used to look at genetic changes that affect health or development. Using high density SNP based technology allows for the identification of a larger number of genetic conditions.

Choose VCGS for comprehensive genetic testing and support services for a large range of single gene disorders including cystic fibrosis, fragile X syndrome, ataxias and hearing loss.

Mitochondria are best known for being the body's power plants. They burn the food in our diet to generate energy for our body. Mitochondrial disorders occur when they can't burn fuel properly, or when their structure is defective.

VCGS provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic genetic testing for childhood cancers and has led the development of an advanced test for monitoring bone marrow and organ transplants.