Genetic Counseling Unit

Since the establishment of a Genetic Counseling Unit by The Eijkman Institute in collaboration with Fetomaternal Division of Ciptomangunkusumo General Hospital’s OBGYN Department in 1999, the general genetic counseling services have started. Initially, the patients were mainly thalassemia patients and their extended families. Nowadays, the Genetic Counseling Unit faces more than 30 patients annually, ranging from pediatric to geriatric patients including pre-marital screening and prenatal diagnosis cases. The services provide detection of varied genetic disorders such as thalassemia, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA), Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), achondroplasia, Down syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Turner syndrome, Disorders of Sex Development (DSD) cluster, Prader Willi and/or Angelman Syndromes, and other disorders or syndromes.

The activities involve:

-  Preconception/prenatal genetic counseling

-  General clinical genetic counseling, which provides:

  • Information regarding health concern associated with genetic disoders run in the family, in order to assist the individuals and families to be able to adjust to their condition
  • Private discussion on the possibility of developing a genetic disorder and prevention methods
  • Assistance to arrange and interpret additional and confirmatory laboratory genetic tests

-   Regular seminars on specific genetic disorder for the general public as well as clinicians.

For appointment:

  • Phone: 021-3917131 (ext. 163) or 081310613061
  • Contact person: Zr. Selvy or Zr. Leni