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Genetic Testing Centres
South Africa and Namibia

​Genetic counselling services are available to private and state patients at several centres across the country. Highly trained genetic counsellors help families determine the appropriate tests needed, explain and interpret results in a compassionate way. 


This is only a list for informational purposes. The  services provided by the genetic counsellors and or genetic testing centres do not represent those of Breast Cancer Support and BRCA SA. 

You can get a referral letter from either your gynaecologist or specialist for the BRCA and or related genetic testing. Various Ampath, Lancet and or PathCare Laboratories are currently doing genetic testing. If you are outside the main cities download the PathCare Familial Breast Cancer Screening Form to bring along with your doctor's referral letter to take to the testing laboratory.


We strongly recommend the formal genetic counselling by an HPCSA-registered genetic counsellor for any referral of genetic testing. As per the Health Professions Council of South Africa and International Guidelines on genetic screening. 


Present laboratory testing methods still have their restrictions, offering only limited insights into inherited conditions. Certain variants identified in these tests may not be prevalent across all population demographics, hence they might not be suitable as initial screening tests for individuals of diverse genetic backgrounds, Genetic Testing in Breast Cancer.


The cost of genetic testing can begin at R900 per test, varying depending on the specific type of test being conducted. 


Ampath laboratories, Ampath Genetic Counselling

How to find a lab closest to you, Ampath Labs


Lancet Laboratories, BRCA Testing for Hereditary Breast and/or Ovarian Cancer

Where you can get tested, Lancet Labs 


PathCare Genetic Counsellors

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer

How to locate a depot, Pathcare Depots


If there are no genetic counselling services in your area, a telephone consultation can be arranged.

Genetic Counselling R900-R1800+

ICD-10 code Z01.9

Procedure code 69208

Cape Town Genetic Counselling

Genetic Counselling Follow-up R450-R900+

ICD-10 code Z01.9

Procedure code 69205

GC Network    

Billing code for medical aid

ICD-10 code Z31.5 

Gene Team


Genetic Counsellors in Private Practice

Nina Vorster and Robyn Barlow 

Gene Team

Online virtual sessions for patients all across South Africa

Services offered in both English and Afrikaans 

In-person session hospitals in and around Cape Town 


Website: Gene Team


René Goliath

South Africa | United Kingdom

Easy DNA | Geneway

Online video conferencing & telephonic counselling sessions

Direct: 082 436 3842


Website: Dr René Goliath


Western Cape

Cape Town

Frieda Loubser (Cape Town MEDICLINIC)

Cape Town Genetic Counselling

Cape Town Mediclinic

Telephone: 021 423 5310


Website: Cape Town Genetic Counselling 


Dr Chantelle Jennifer Scott

Direct Line: 079 820 7658 


Website: Dr Chantelle Jennifer Scott

Registered genetic counsellor in private practice (Cape Town)


Mossel Bay

Dr Bertram Henderson

Direct Line: 079 385 4828



Plettenberg Bay

Hutton Medical

Telephone: 044 533 0518


Website: Hutton Medical




Sarah Louise Walters

Ampath Trust Highveld 

Telephone: 012 678 1362

Website: Med Pages


Midstream | Midrand

Mediclinic Midstream | Midrand International Gateway Business Park

Kelly Loggenberg

Direct Line: 066 487 9472


Website: Kelly Loggenberg



University of Witwatersrand (Wits)

Donald Gordon Medical Centre

Telephone: 011 489 9211/9223


Website: Wits Human Genetics



Professor Barend Gerhardus Lindeque 

Familial Cancer Centre Netcare Femina Hospital

Telephone: 012 328 2676 


Website: Med Pages

Facebook: Familial Cancer Centre


Julie Malan 

Familial Cancer Centre, Netcare Femina Hospital

Direct Line: 082 445 9574 


Website: Med Pages

Facebook: Familial Cancer Centre



GC Network

Suretha Erasmus and Noelene Kingsley

Telephone: 010 595 1005 

Website: GC Network




Julie Clare Lampret

Direct Line: 082 445 9574


Website: Medical Network 


Academic Clinical Genetic Centres  

Certain academic centres also offer private consultations


Cape Town

Tygerberg Genetic Clinic (Tygerberg Hospital or Stellenbosch University)

Clinical Unit of Medical Genetics & Genetic Counselling 

Telephone: 021 938 9807

Website: Stellenbosch Medical Genetics

Adult clinics

UCT Division of Human Genetics

Telephone: 021 406 6995


Website: UCT Division of Human Genetics


Free State


University of Free State

Bloemfontein Clinical Genetics 

Telephone: 051 405 3047

Website: UFS Human Genetics



Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital / Chris Hani Bargwanath Academic Hospital / Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital / Helen Joseph Hospital



Engela Magdalena Honey

University of Pretoria (Tuks)

Telephone: 012 319 2610 


Website: Biochemistry, Genetics and Microbiology


Kwa-Zulu Natal


Genetic Clinic Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital

Department of Medical Genetics 

Telephone: 031 240 2341

Website: Genetic Clinics


North West Province


Marli Dercksen

North West University (NWU)

Centre for Human Metabolomics

Direct Line: 082 808 5206


Website: National Metalomics Platform




Apffelstaedt, Hoosain & Associates

Paramount Healthcare Centre

Contact: +264 (0) 61 287 1125 


Website: Genetic Counselling and Testing

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