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We have downloadable tools on a variety of genomic topics ready to use at the point of care. They can be saved and uploaded into electronic health records where possible.


Some resources are intended to help identify and appropriately refer patients who may benefit from genetic services and reassure those at population risk, such as those in Cancer Genomics and Cardiogenomics. Others are intended to aid non-genomics clinicians navigate genomic testing criteria, pathways and results, such as autism spectrum disorder and carrier screening in Canada.

Cancer genomics

  • BRCA1 and BRCA2 Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome
  • Hereditary cancer triage tool
  • Hereditary renal cell cancers
  • Lynch Syndrome


  • Factor V Leiden
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Hereditary thoracic aortic disease
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  • Long QT syndrome

Family history

General genomics

  • Family history
  • Genomic test results
  • Hereditary hemochromatosis


  • Autism spectrum disorder (see neurodevelopmental disorders below)
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), including autsm

Preconception and prenatal genomics

  • Carrier screening in Canada
  • Expanded carrier screening
  • A guide to understanding prenatal screening


  • Expanded carrier screening
  • Genomic test results

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A Guide to understanding prenatal screening

A Guide to understanding prenatal screening

A resource developed for pregnant persons and their providers. Everything you wanted to know about screening from deciding whether or not have it, to results…

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Latest News

The GEC-KO team will be presenting at the 2021 University of Ottawa’s Annual Refresher Course

Have some questions about how Canada’s genetic non-discrimination act works and what it means for your practice?

Check out this 2022 article in Canadian Family Physician

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