We are Australia’s largest private genetics referral laboratory. Our genetic pathologists and medical scientists work in NATA-accredited laboratories throughout Australia to provide quality testing and clinical support. We are part of Sonic Healthcare, an acknowledged world leader in the provision of diagnostic services, and Australia’s largest pathology provider.
Genetic testing is a wide field. Some commonly used terms may mean different things.
These diagnose a range of diseases including inherited disorders and cancers as well as other medical conditions. Our testing is only performed as part of a medical consultation, and your doctor should use an accredited laboratory to provide a pathology report.
Sonic Genetics offers a range of Medical Genetic testing. These tests are best discussed with your doctor.
Paternity DNA testing
This testing establishes if people are related. It is highly regulated by our court system, and can only be performed by accredited laboratories such as DNALabs.
Ancestry, genealogy and other "DNA" testing
This is sometimes called 'recreational' testing. This is not medical genetic testing, but it can be used to determine country of origin, geographical family history and other lifestyle indications. Sonic Genetics do not provide this kind of testing.