Genolife is a private clinic offering clinical genetic services by telehealth across Canada. Genetic counselling is at the heart of our approach to accompany patients, and their healthcare professional, at every step to integrate genetics into the management of their health.
Did you know?
Genetic testing is a preventive medicine tool that can identify certain risks of developing a hereditary disease and promote better management of your health as a preventive measure.
4 Easy steps
- Genetic counselling1
- Genetic testing2
- Result session3
As part of its services, Genolife offers you genetic counselling, which helps you understand how your personal or family health history can have an impact on your life or that of your family. In a telephone or video conference meeting, our genetic counsellor discusses your medical history, diseases that have affected your family members (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, rare diseases), your risk of hereditary disease, your genetic testing options and the possible results. You will then be able to decide whether you want to proceed with genetic tests tailored to your situation.
With a referral from your physician, we can coordinate your genetic testing. In order to be able to offer the most appropriate test according to your needs and situation, we work with several clinical laboratories that are accredited to perform medical genetic analyses. You will receive a kit at your home to provide a saliva sample. Most results are available 2-4 weeks after the laboratory receives your sample.
The risk of developing or transmitting certain hereditary diseases can be assessed with genetic testing:
Our accessible and compassionate team accompanies you throughout the pur genetic counsellor will communicate the results of your genetic test and the management recommendations to you in a telephone or videoconference meeting. We take the time to explain the meaning of your genetic test results. We discuss with you the possible implications for you and your family and we identify the resources and support available to help you.
You and your physician will receive a summary letter of your meetings with the genetic counsellor that explain your medical and family history, your genetic test results and the guidelines and recommendations for your medical management.