Genetic Counselling Asia (GCA) is a private genetic service incorporated in Malaysia in 2015 and expanded to Hong Kong in 2022.
Due to the limited genetic health professionals across developing countries, we hope to bridge the gap in making genetic counselling and genetic testing more accessible to people in Asia.
- genetic counselling sessions
- provide support to clinicians on genetic testing
- referral to clinical genetics, reproductive and oncology specialists
- conduct training and consultation
We conduct telehealth sessions by telephone or video conferencing to reach out to individuals and family members in countries with limited genetic services. Physical sessions are available by appointment in Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong.
Our team consists of board certified genetic counsellors and a network of clinical geneticists with vast experience in healthcare centres, academic and research centres across Asia. We provide genetic case consultations for paediatrics, rare diseases, reproductive, hereditary cancer, and other genetic subspecialities.
Juliana LEE, FHGSA (GC), Grad. Dip. (GC), MCouns, BSc.(Hons). Ms Lee is the first HGSA certified genetic counsellor from Malaysia with more than 18 years of experience. She worked in University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) in 2004 to 2014 before moving to private practice. In 2015, she founded GCA with the aim to improve access of genetic services in the region. She has made significant contributions to the development of the profession as the founding member, President of Professional Society of Genetic Counselors in Asia (PSGCA) and Secretary of Genetic Counselling Society of Malaysia (GCSM). Also, a visiting lecturer in the Master of Med. Sc in Genetic Counselling in UKM, Malaysia.
Jia-Wen ON, MMedSc. (GC), BSc. (Hons). Ms On graduated with a BSc. (Hons.) in Genetics from the National University of Malaysia (UKM) in 2018 and subsequently obtained her Master of Med. Sc in Genetic Counselling from UKM in 2021. Her working experience include managing clinical cases with clinical geneticists in both public and private hospitals in Malaysia. She has managed cases that ranged from hereditary cancer, prenatal genetics and paediatric genetics.