Genetic Tests Performed in Canada
- Many hospital laboratories offer genetic testing. If a test is available in your home province, it may only be covered by the Ministry of Health if ordered from the local laboratory.
- If a test is not offered in your province, or if the patient chooses to pay privately for testing, you may use the “search for a test” option on the LifeLabs Genetics website.
- To determine whether a test is performed locally, you can contact the molecular laboratory in your area or search the genetic testing registry. This site houses information on testing options available clinically however, labs must submit their information in order to be included in the registry.
- Genetics Education Canada – Knowledge Organization (GEC-KO) – Provides evidence-based, peer-reviewed genetics education materials for non-genetics health professionals.
- GeneReviews – Provides peer-reviewed descriptions for many inherited conditions.
- Quebec Coalition of Orphan Diseases – Provides bilingual resources on rare diseases.
- Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA) of Canada – Provides an overview of the new law passed on May 4, 2017.
- New program for physicians: Pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine in primary care This Self-Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 1.00 Mainpro+ Credit(s)
- New program for Pharmacists: Pharmacogenomics and personalized medicine in primary care This continuing education lesson is designed primarily for pharmacists and has been accredited by the Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) for 1.50 CEU(s).
Canadian Genetics Professionals
- Canadian College of Medical Geneticists – Provides resources, codes of ethics, etc. for genetics healthcare professionals.
- Canadian Association of Genetic Counsellors – Provides publications, resources, codes of ethics, and career guidance related to genetic counselling.
- Find a Genetic Clinic – https://www.cagc-accg.ca/?page=225