What is the potential for genomics in everyday healthcare?

Making an earlier, more accurate diagnosis

Helping guide patient care

Providing families with answers

Can I have a genomic test?

As of 1 May 2020, genomic testing to diagnose children with a suspected complex genetic condition is funded by Medicare. Findings from Melbourne Genomics clinical projects were instrumental in making the case for this new Medicare funding (which was carried forward by the aligned national alliance, Australian Genomics).

Any questions you have about genomic testing should be discussed with your medical specialists.

More information about genetic and genomic testing in Victoria is available here.


We could talk genomics all day, but we’ll send you only what’s useful and interesting.

Melbourne Genomics acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, on whose lands we work, and all First Nations peoples across Victoria. We pay respect to Elders past and present. We also acknowledge the First Nations health professionals, researchers and leaders who are shaping the future of genomic medicine.

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