Clinical & Metabolic Genetics Program

Provider resources

Acts & Legislation

Federal Government’s 2016 Act to protect Canadians who have undergone genetic testing. Overview available at:

Eligibility Assessment Tool

  • Includes vital ‘Red Flag Point of Care Tools’ that help inform providers in determining eligibility for services.
    • General family history
    • Hereditary Cancer
    • Hemochromatosis


  • About Genetic Counsellors
  •  - National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
  • What a client can expect at a GC appointment:

Inherited Metabolic Disorders

  • Provincial Newborn Screening - Alberta Health Services
  •  - Towards Optimized Practices (TOP)
  •  - Canadian Inherited Metabolic Association

Laboratory Services

Preconception & Prenatal & Teratology

  • - University of Washington
  • - MotherToBaby, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists (OTIS)
    • Preconception Carrier Testing Guidelines
    • Preconception Folic Acid Guidelines
    • Non Invasive Prenatal Testing
  •  - Motherrisk

Rare Diseases

Referring Patients

Referrals to Clinical Genetics and Inherited Metabolic Services sub-specialty clinics are available through the Alberta Referral Directory (ARD)

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Information for Patients