The Porcupine Health Unit offers genetic assessment for individuals or families:
Speak to your doctor or nurse practitioner about a referral to our program.
We do not offer paternity testing or fertility testing at our clinic.
For these tests, we recommend that you speak to your health care provider or see the following website:
Genetic counselling will help you understand medical facts about:
You must be referred by a doctor or a nurse practitioner.
What's the difference between a genetic counsellor and a geneticist?
The genetic counsellor is a nurse and will be the first person you meet. Together, you and the counsellor will review your family history and collect medical information. The genetic counsellor is available to answer your questions and provide support throughout the process.
The geneticist is a medical specialist who will review your information, perform a physical examination if necessary, order appropriate tests in order to provide you with a diagnosis, if possible, and discuss your options.
Our services are completely confidential. No information is obtained or provided without your consent.
Clinics are held in Timmins four times every year.
We offer genetic services to individuals and families who are at high risk of developing cancer.
We offer genetic services to individuals with a variety of genetic conditions.
We offer genetic services to individuals who have concerns regarding a current or future pregnancy.