Adult Genetics Unit outpatient service in CALHN

The Adult Genetics Unit of the South Australian Clinical Genetics Service (SACGS) provides a state-wide service for the genetic assessment, counselling and testing of adults and their families with genetic/familial disorders. The paediatric and Reproductive Genetics Unit and paediatric metabolic units are based at the Women’s and Children Hospitals.

Clinics are held at metropolitan hospitals including the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH), The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH), Flinders Medical Unit (FMC) and the Lyell McEwen Hospital (LMH) and country hospitals. There is a component of outreach work in rural and remote Australia requiring the use of Telemedicine.

Based at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Adult Genetics Unit provides a specialist clinical genetics consultation service focussing on genetic diagnosis and testing for rare disorders.


Services include:

  • Familial cancer genetic diagnosis and counselling
  • Huntington disease predictive testing service
  • Clinical/genetic diagnosis of syndromic connective tissue disorders and aortopathies (such as Marfan, Loeys-Dietz and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes)
  • Genetic assessment of familial endocrine disorders.

Advice is provided on the appropriate investigation of complex cases and interpretation/communication of the results. Organisation of extended family testing and predictive genetic testing is also offered.

The service does not provide ongoing patient management.

Appointment locations

Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)

Outpatient Department, Level 5E.1.
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road SA 5000

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (TQEH)

Outpatient Clinic Level 8A
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Woodville Road, Woodville A 5011

Please note: The Adult Genetic Unit holds clinics at other hospitals and you may receive an appointment at another hospital.


  • Professor Eric Haan
  • Dr Nicola Poplawski

GP information

Refer your patient

Fax referral to us

We accept GP, private specialist and other health professional referrals to this service.

All referrals are triaged by the service according to clinical urgency.
For urgent referrals please contact the Adult Genetics Unit on (08) 7074 2697

For referral guidelines regarding cancer genetic assessment and consideration of genetic testing please refer to eviQ

A referral letter from a medical practitioner is required. If the referral is for suspected familial cancer, a referral proforma is available below.

To make a referral

Post, fax or email the referral letter to the Adult Genetics Unit.

Please address referrals to: Prof Eric Haan or Dr Nicola Poplawski

Patient information

How to access that clinic

Referral from your GP

You need a referral letter from your GP or medical practitioner to access this service.

Your doctor will need to fax your referral letter to us. We will be in contact with you within clinically recommended times, depending on waiting list length. If there is no waiting list, you will receive an appointment booking letter or we will contact you to arrange a suitable time.

Please refer to the information sheets below for information regarding the outpatient service.

Please refer to the outpatient map below and present to your designated clinic on the day of your appointment.