Schell Genetics is an online Genetic Consultation Service in London and the UK.
No waiting times, no NHS bureaucracy or limits – Schell Genetics is a private medical practice delivering a wide range of quality services. In most cases, we can offer you an appointment for our video consultation within a few days.
At Schell Genetics, we offer individualised evaluations, genetic consultation, and testing. Our clinical services include reproductive and prenatal counseling, carrier testing, and complete genetic evaluations for children and adults.
Our goal is to provide you with genetic information that presents choices and minimises uncertainty, empowering you to make decisions that are most beneficial for you.
Although we offer specific recommendations about your medical care, we encourage you to make reproductive and other choices that are appropriate for you based on your cultural background and personal experience.
All services are available in English and German.
What we offer
- Take the appointment from the convenience of wherever you are.
- Use your smartphone, tablet or computer for the video call.
- For your convenience, video appointments are also available in the evenings and on weekends, subject to availability.
- Discuss your concerns in full confidence.
- The doctor can offer you diagnostic tests, such as carrier tests. These will cost extra, but we’ll always discuss your options with you.
Please note that we don’t offer a 24-hour ‘out of hours’ service. Our service is not suitable for medical emergencies, so if you need urgent medical care then please contact 111 or 999, or visit A&E.
Why might someone have a genetic consultation?
Individuals or families who are concerned about an inherited condition may benefit from a genetic consultation. The reasons that a person might be referred to a genetic counselor, medical geneticist, or other genetics professional include:
- A personal or family history of a genetic condition, birth defect, chromosomal disorder, or hereditary cancer.
- Two or more pregnancy losses (miscarriages), a stillbirth, or a baby who died.
- A child with a known inherited disorder, a birth defect, intellectual disability, or developmental delay.
- A woman who is pregnant or plans to become pregnant at or after age 35. (Some chromosomal disorders occur more frequently in children born to older women.)
- Abnormal test results that suggest a genetic or chromosomal condition.
- An increased risk of developing or passing on a particular genetic disorder on the basis of a person’s ethnic background.
- People related by blood (for example, cousins) who plan to have children together. (A child whose parents are related may be at an increased risk of inheriting certain genetic disorders.)
- A person received results from direct-to-consumer genetic testing and they want to discuss the implications of the results.
A genetic consultation is also an important part of the decision-making process for genetic testing. A consultation with Dr Schell-Apacik may be helpful even if testing is not available for a specific condition, however.
Dr Chayim Schell-Apacik is registered with the General Medical Council