MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Information for patients
MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Information for patients
MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Information for patients
MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Information for patients
MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Information for patients

Dear advice-seeker,

You or a member of your family is affected by a health issue. You are wondering whether it might be a genetic condition. What are the consequences for you and your family? How can the disorder be expected to progress, and what therapy options are available? Are your children at any risk?

Our physicians provide a clinical genetics service including genetic counselling to answer these and any other questions you may have.


Make an Appointment.

Our goal: Early detection of genetic disorders.

Genetic counselling

Experienced clinical geneticists are performing genetic counselling at MVZ Medizinische Genetik Mainz.

What is genetic counselling, and when is it useful?

Genetic consultation serves to discuss and clarify individual questions regarding genetic diseases. Affected patients, (expectant) parents and relatives, who may be carriers of a disease, can be informed in detail about the diagnosis, inheritance pattern or possible risks, and can discuss possible treatment options with  our clinical geneticists.

Genetic counselling as part of standard care

The reasons for a genetic consultation are versatile, including but not limited to the suspicion of the presence of a congenital disease or developmental disorder as well as malformations, an unfulfilled desire to have children, abnormalities and questions during pregnancy (e.g. increased age of one parent or abnormal ultrasound findings), as well as a familial accumulation of tumour diseases or other clinical pictures. The spectrum is broad and strikes all clinical disciplines, which illustrates the extent to which human genetics has developed into a central clinical cross-sectional subject in medicine in recent years.

The conversation with a clinical geneticist aims to facilitate the patients‘ personal assessment of disease risks and enhance the understanding of the disease.

The most important information from the consultation will be summarized in a comprehensible letter in understandable lay terms. If any questions remain unanswered afterwards or new aspects or problems arise, please feel free to contact us at any time.

Genetic consultation is covered by health insurances

For patients with statutory health insurance, a referral can be arranged by the specialist in charge. However, this is not mandatory – appointments can also be directly made at our site in Mainz, and patients can come to us using their health insurance card without the need for a referral.  The same holds true for privately insured patients, the costs are usually covered by private insurance companies.

Which documents are required for the genetic consultation?

  • Before the appointment: Previous medical reports of the treating specialists are extremely beneficial for the genetic consultation. Please provide us with all available findings beforehands.
  • Registration form and consent form
  • Insurance card (if health insured in Germany)
  • Knowledge of own medical history
  • Information on the family medical history

The procedure of genetic diagnostics

If the suspicion of a genetic disease confirms during the consultation, genetic diagnostics is usually useful. If the patient consents to this examination (in accordance with the GenDG), a blood sample is taken. A genetic analysis is carried out only with an explicit and written consent of the patient.
Molecular genetic diagnostics aims to identify the genetic causes of a disease to make and/or validate a precise diagnosis. For this purpose, we use state-of-the-art technologies such as next-generation sequencing (NGS). Within NGS, different analyses are available, individually adapted to the patient's symptoms and the clinical question to be discussed. The selection of the most appropriate procedure for the case at hand is made in close consultation between the patients‘ clinician, our medical genetics specialists and our genetic scientists. The genetic analysis data are evaluated and interpreted by scientific and medical experts. Subsequently, a structured and detailed report is sent to the referring physician who discusses the results and further steps with the patient.

Our office hours

Mondays to Fridays 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

and by appointment.


How to make an appointment

Our specialist physicians

Prof. Dr. med. Carsten Bergmann Clinical geneticist
Dr. med. Monika Hartig Clinical geneticist
Prof. Dr. med. Rainer König Clinical geneticist

Contact us

Medizinische Genetik Mainz
Haifa-Allee 38
55128 Mainz

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How to find us

By foot

Haifa-Allee 38, 55128 Mainz

Public transport

Linie 57 und 71: Gutenberg-Center Ost
Linie 70: Gutenberg-Center Süd
Linie 75: Gutenberg-Center Nord
Linie 51 und 53: Wilhelm-Quetsch-Straße

Mainzer Mobilität

by car

A60 motorway, exit at Mainz-Lerchenberg/Mainz-Bretzenheim.
Parking: On-site visitor parking is available free of charge. Please ring bell at barrier for access to our premises.

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