Fabry genetic support service

The Fabry Genetic Support Service (FGSS) is a dedicated genetic counselling service for patients with Fabry disease and their relatives.

myDNA together with Sanofi Genzyme previously provided The Fabry Genetic Support Service (FGSS) which was a dedicated genetic counselling service for patients with Fabry disease and their relatives.

We are no longer accepting new clients into this service, please direct any enquiries to your local state genetics services or Fabry clinic. If you have a new diagnosis of Fabry disease or know of someone in your family who has this condition and want to understand your personal disease risk, please scroll down for information on how to access state-based genetic counselling services and for the locations and contact details for Fabry clinics within Australia. Previous clients can contact us via email fabry@mydna.life or via phone on 1300 436 373.

Each state has services that exist to provide you with access to a genetics team including a genetic counsellor to help you understand your diagnosis or whether you are at-risk of Fabry disease due to your family history, to give you information about the genetics and inheritance of the condition and put you in touch with support services and testing where needed. A list of the State-based genetic counselling services is available at www.hgsa.org.au/asgc/find-a-genetic-counsellor and below is a list of Fabry clinics within Australia:

Royal Adelaide Hospital

Associate Professor Ian Chapman
Internal Medicine
Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital
Email: ian.chapman@adelaide.edu.au
Phone: +61 8 8222 4162

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (QLD)

Dr Charles Denaro
Internal Medicine & Aged Care
Location: Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital (QLD)
Email: c.denaro@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 3646 7678

Royal Melbourne Hospital (VIC & TAS)

Dr Kathy Nicholls
Nephrologist
Location: Royal Melbourne Hospital
Address: Grattan St, Parkville, VIC, 3050
Phone: +61 3 9342 7143

Royal Perth Hospital (WA)

Dr Mark Thomas
Nephrologist
Location: Royal Perth Hospital
Address: 197 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
Email: mark.thomas@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 89224 2550

Westmead Hospital (NSW & ACT)

Dr Michel Tchan
Metabolic Clinic
Location: Westmead Hospital (NSW & ACT)
Email: michel.tchan@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 8890 9780

Australian Paediatric Fabry Clinics – Royal Children’s Hospital (VIC)

Dr Heidi Peters and Dr Joy Lee
Clinical Metabolic Services
Location: Royal Childrens Hospital (VIC)
Email: metabolic@rch.org.au
Phone: +61 3 9345 6251

Women’s and Children’s Hospital (SA)

Dr Drago Bratkovic
Metabolic Clinic
Location: Women’s and Children’s Hospital, SA
Email: drago.bratkovic@health.sa.gov.au
Phone: +61 8 8161 6726

Royal Children’s Hospital (QLD)

Dr Jim McGill
Metabolic Medicine
Location: Royal Children’s Hospital (QLD)
Email: jim_mcgill@health.qld.gov.au
Phone: +61 7 3646 8111

King Edward Memorial Hospital (WA)

Associate Professor Nicholas Pachter
Genetic Services of Western Australia
Location: King Edward Memorial Hospital (WA)
Email: Nicholas.Pachter@health.wa.gov.au
Phone: +61 6458 1525

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (NSW)

Dr Carolyn Ellaway
Genetic Metabolic Disorders Services
Lysosomal Disorders Multidisciplinary Management Clinic
Location: The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (NSW)
Email: carolyn.ellaway@health.nsw.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 9845 3654