Clinical Genetics and Research

Clinical Genetics

The Clinical Genetics and Research Unit provides free comprehensive clinical evaluation, appropriate therapeutic management, and genetic counseling and dietary services to indigent families and individuals with or at risk for a genetic or an inheritable disorder. This unit, being the service arm of the institute, looks after patients referred to the Philippine General Hospital under the Division of Clinical Genetics of the Department of Pediatrics. 

The unit is composed of three major sub-units: 1) Center for Human Genetics Services (CHGS) 2) Research and Special Projects, and 3) Education and Training. CHGS has two satellite centers in Visayas and Mindanao. The Center for Human Genetic Services are facilities that cover island wide services (Luzon, Visayas Mindanao) and facilitate comprehensive clinical evaluation, appropriate management (diagnostic and therapeutic), dietary counseling, and  genetic counseling services to families or individuals with genetic conditions.

Schedule of clinic and infusion services are as follows:
 
Outpatient Clinic Services:
Wednesday and Friday 8am – 12nn
Outpatient Department
Philippine General Hospital
Padre Faura St. Ermita, Manila
 
Metabolic Clinic:
2nd and 4th week of the month 8am – 12nn
PGH-OCRA / Outpatient Department
Philippine General Hospital
Padre Faura St. Ermita, Manila
 

Dysmorphology Clinic:
1st and 3rd week of the month 8am - 12nn 
PGH-OCRA /  Outpatient Department
Philippine General Hospital
Padre Faura St. Ermita, Manila
 
Enzyme Replacement Therapy:
Pamidronate Infusion – Weekly (Tuesday and Thursday)
Aldurazyme Infusion – Weekly (Tuesday/Thursday)
Myozyme Infusion – Every 2 weeks (Monday)
Cerezyme Infusion – Every 2 weeks (Tuesday/Thursday)
 
Multidisciplinary Clinic:
Bi-annual (To be scheduled)
 
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Clinic:
Bi-annual (To be scheduled)
 
Patient forums:
To be scheduled

Download Clinical Genetics Brochure

 

Contact the Clinical Genetics and Research Unit for more information:

Clinical Genetics and Research Unit
Institute of Human Genetics
The National Institutes of Health
3rd floor, 620 Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila 1000
Telephone: 5310-1780 local 108
Genetic Fellows mobile: 0928-5060962
Genetic Nurses mobile: 0908-1053909
Email: clinicalgenetics-ihg@upm.edu.ph