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Capital Genetics

Capital Genetics Group (CGG) is a private genetic health service based at Riddiford Medical Centre in Wellington, New Zealand. CGG offers genetic counselling services and genetic testing for individuals and families who:

  • Wish to be seen with priority.
  • May not meet criteria for an appointment with the public service, but still have concerns about their family history.
  • May be curious about their genetic risk and the expanding number of informative genetic tests that are clinically available to help clarify their risk.
  • CGG staff are certified genetic counsellors also employed by the Genetic Health Service NZ and active in the human genetic society of Australasia (HGSA). We bring experience, a proven track record of successful public healthcare and long standing connections with dedicated clinicians and scientists delivering genetic healthcare in Australasia and globally. We understand the value of the New Zealand public healthcare system and aim to work alongside the public genetic service. Individuals who would qualify for genetic testing in the public system will be given the opportunity to complete the process in the public system.

    Genetic counselling is a process that aims to explain inheritance, individual risk, genetic testing technology and results in plain English. Decision making is supported by exploring the individualised benefits and pitfalls of gaining this information. Results are discussed in detail and follow up support and referrals are arranged if indicated.

    We provide information, education, genetic testing and supportive counselling on a range of genetic issues including:

  • Familial cancer risk assessment and genetic testing
  • Pre-conception testing and advice
  • Family medical history and implications
  • Options for having a family when you have genetic risks.
  • Adjusting to the diagnosis of a genetic condition can be challenging. We can provide additional counselling and/ or information and advice regarding:

  • A diagnosis of a genetic condition
  • Risks for a current pregnancy and options for future pregnancies