Provide genetic counselling to your patients – before and after testing.
You set the treatment road map... we’ll help to navigate your patients through it.
Bring precision medicine to your patients with the latest advancements and treatments.
MEET OUR GENETIC COUNSELLOR - NIBY JACOB ELACKATT
Niby graduated from Griffith University, Australia, with a Master of Science in Genetic Counselling in 2010 and has since worked in various clinical units in Australia, New Zealand and India - and now Singapore - specializing in pre-natal, pre-conception, cancer, metabolic, cardio and neuro genetics. Niby joined Compass Genetics in 2018.
She has worked in various settings- hospitals (Manipal Hospital, Cloudnine Hospital), genetic testing lab (Strand Lifesciences) and NGO (ORDI) over the years. Niby was instrumental in developing and teaching in the Certificate program in Genetic Counselling in 2013 at Manipal Hospital, Bangalore, which is the first university certified course in India. Prior to her position as a genetic counselor, Niby has worked closely with children with autistic spectrum disorders as a child care associate with YMCA, Brisbane.
Niby is passionate about patient rights, education and spends a lot of time mentoring students and medical professionals. She has international publications to her credit, and is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Health Policy and Management (IJHPM). She is actively working to help raise awareness and promote the practice of ethical genetic counselling in Asia where the field is still relatively new.
She is a member of the Indian Society of Human Genetics, Transnational Alliance for Genetic Counseling and Professional Society of Genetic Counsellors in Asia.
What We Provide
A complete online system for patients, doctors and genetic counsellors to search and find tests, compare the benefits of each test and learn all about genetic testing.
Pre-test and Post-test counselling
Engage with qualified experts and genetic counsellors before and after testing to understand informed consent, test expectations and to fully understand the results of your genetic profile.
Videos, animations, white papers, scientific articles and more to better understand DNA, genes, genetics, testing and more.
What is precision medicine, genetic testing and genetic counselling?
Precision medicine is the ability of doctors to zoom into your case down to the molecular level - such as DNA, RNA and proteins - and get a more precise picture of a particular condition. Not every breast cancer is the same, not every heart condition is identical and not every drug response is equal. Performing a genetic test, which looks at your specific DNA, RNA or proteins, your doctor can more accurately diagnose and prescribe a more precise treatment plan for you to maximize efficiency and reduce time, money and side-effects. A genetic counsellor is a trained professional that can assist in understanding the testing process, help guide both patients and doctors on the genetic journey and explain the results of a genetic test to patients and family members.
Compass Genetics is a team of genetics professionals with years of experience in providing laboratory and clinical services in the area of genetics. Our team of scientists, doctors and genetic counsellors are ready to assist doctors and patients in their journey to use precision medicine in the diagnosis and treatment of their case.
Our team includes :
- Laboratory scientists with experience in the latest DNA sequencing technologies
- Doctors with years of experience in the use of molecular biology in the clinic
- Genetic counsellors with a portfolio of case work in a wide range of conditions and diseases