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1 Collecting family history information This presentation can be used as part of Lesson Plan 3 Taking and Drawing a Family History. It can also be used with the Family History booklet available on the website. If individual slides are taken for use in other presentations please ensure appropriate copyright is taken into account Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre

2 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre

3 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre Why collect family history information? Patient concern Clinical feature Routine assessment Result of screening test Opportunistic

4 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre What information should you collect? Information depends on the context and reason for collecting it: Establish biological relationships Clarify the medical conditions that people have 3 generations For each person: Full name Date of birth (or age) Date of death (or age died) Medical information (age at diagnosis)

5 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre How should the information be recorded? Longhand notes Family history form Family tree

6 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre Drawing a family tree Male Female Person whose sex is unknown Pregnancy P Marriage / Partnership (horizontal line) Parents and Siblings Offspring (vertical line) Affected Male & Female Carrier Male & Female Partnership that has ended / X weeks Miscarriage

7 Steps in taking and recording a genetic family tree

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18 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre Acting on the information collected Reassure – Knowledge of the condition – Local/national referral guidelines Refer – To the GP or clinical genetics service Seek further advice – Trusted sources of information – Clinical Genetics Department On-Call Service

19 Genetics and genomics for healthcare © 2012 NHS National Genetics Education and Development Centre Multiple closely related people with the same condition Disorders which occur at a younger age than usual (e.g. colon cancer, breast cancer, dementia) Sudden cardiac deaths in people who seemed healthy Three or more pregnancy losses Medical problems in children of parents related by blood Congenital anomalies, dysmorphic features and developmental delay Clues specific to the condition of concern

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