Mackenzies Mission: Reproductive genetic carrier screening
November 10, 2020
We want you to recruit your patients!
Mackenzie’s Mission is a federally funded research study investigating the best way to deliver a national reproductive genetic carrier screening program across Australia. This screening will give prospective parents information about their likelihood of having a child with a severe genetic condition. Couples will be enrolled in the study by selected health professionals (including GPs) and will receive free reproductive carrier screening for roughly 750 conditions. Participating health professionals will receive training from the study team, enabling them to appropriately offer information about Mackenzie’s Mission and ensure their patients can make an informed decision about participating. Couples will then complete their consent and testing via an online portal so as to minimise the impact on healthcare professionals time.