Our Jnetics clinic at Barnet Hospital offers education and testing on nine serious genetic disorders that can affect people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
- Location: Barnet Hospital, Level 2, Breast Clinic, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet
About the service
People of Ashkenazi Jewish descent have a 1 in 5 chance of being a healthy carrier for at least one of 9 serious genetic disorders.
Our clinic at Barnet Hospital offers you:
- education about the risks of these conditions
- information on what it means to be a carrier
- an opportunity to discuss genetic testing options.
We offer two tests:
- You can ask your GP to refer you to your local genetics clinic to give a blood sample and be tested for Tay Sachs disease alone. This test is free.
- Alternatively you can book yourself in to see a genetic counsellor in the clinic and give a saliva sample to be tested for the 9 common conditions. This test costs £190.
The Jnetics genetic counselling clinic is open two days a month:
- on the first Thursday of the month, between:
- 8.30am and 9.30am
- 10.30am and 12.30am
- 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
- on the third Thursday of the month between:
- 11.30am and 1.30pm
- 2.30pm and 6:30pm.
Find us at Barnet Hospital, Level 2, Breast Clinic, Wellhouse Lane, Barnet, EN5 3DJ.
Visiting our service
If you would like to pay for genetic testing for the nine common conditions among people of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, as well as for screening and advice from a Genetics Counsellor, you can book online for an appointment in the Jnetics Barnet clinic.
If you woud like to be tested for Tay Sachs, please ask your GP to refer you to your local genetics clinic. If you live in North West London, Hertfordshire or Bedfordshire, you can print the Tay Sachs referral form for your GP to complete and send to us.