Genetic Counseling and Testing Clinic (GCAT)

Counselling (pre and posttest) is provided for a number of late onset neuro-degenerative disorders, as well as testing.

Who will benefit?
Those individuals who are thought have the particular illness as per the opinion of the treating specialist (neurologist/psychiatrist).

How does one get an appointment?
A separate clinic (GCAT clinic) works on Saturdays in collaboration with faculty from Neurology, and other services. Primary work up, with a neurological or psychiatric evaluation, and details of what test the clinician(s) need is essential.

Day and time: Saturdays, 11am to 1 pm, by appointment

Dr Sanjeev Jain
Professor of Psychiatry
Dr. SenthilReddi
Asst. Prof of Psychiatry
Dr. MeeraPurushottam
Senior Scientific Officer
Dr. KavitaJangam
Asst. Prof. Psychiatric Social Work

Other Genetic Testing

At the molecular genetic laboratory we also conduct genetic testing for other single gene disorders including Duchenne muscular dystrophy (MLPA test for screening 79 exons in dystrophin gene) and Spinal muscular atrophy ( RFLP screen for exon7 and exon8 of SMN1 gene).