Ashkenazi Jewish screening

  • Location: Barnet Hospital, Level 2, Breast Clinic, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet

Jnetic clinics

The Jnetics genetic counselling clinic is located at Barnet Hospital. Clinics are held every first and third Thursday of every month and all appointments are virtual.  

The urgent prenatal query referral form should be used for someone who is pregnant.

If you have any questions please contact the North West Thames Regional Genetic Service or your own area regional genetic service

Screening options

If you have one or more grandparents of Jewish descent, you have two screening options:

Tay-Sachs carrier screening only

If you live in north west London, your GP can send an electronic referral (eRS) to our genetics service for a virtual or in-person appointment. If you or your partner are pregnant, the gestational age must be included in the referral. A genetic counsellor will then discuss and arrange your free Tay-Sachs disease carrier screening using a blood sample.  

Screening for Tay-Sachs disease and other Jewish genetic disorders

If you'd like to be tested for 48 recessively inherited genetic conditions (including Tay-Sachs disease), that are relevant to Jewish communities, visit Jnetics.org. Registration costs £350 for couples and £250 for individuals.

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