Wolper Jewish Hospital provides testing for a range of genetic disorders that occur more frequently in individuals of Eastern European (Ashkenazi) Jewish ancestry through two programs:
School Screening Program
The School Screening Program provides year 11 students at Emanuel College, Kesser Torah College, Masada College, Moriah College and Reddam House with the opportunity to undergo genetic carrier screening.
Community Screening Program
For couples considering starting a family, Wolper Jewish Hospital conducts testing for a range of genetic disorders. The clinic is for couples prior to falling pregnant and for those who may have missed out on the schools screening program.
If both parents are carriers, each pregnancy carries a 1 in 4 chance of a genetic disorder.
Wolper fully funds the testing for Cystic Fibrosis, Tay Sachs, Canavan Disease, Familial Dysautonomia and Fanconi Anaemia. The clinic is run by appointment on the first Sunday of each month or at pre-arranged times.
For more information, please contact Wolper Hospital on 02 9328 6077
Whether you need medical care or rehabilitation services, we hope that when you need a place to focus on your health, you’ll come to us – because our focus is always on your health, quality of life and comfort.