Taking and drawing a family history during a patient consultation can be a vital first step in identifying a known inherited condition or genomic links within a family that warrant further investigation. The information in this visual representation – the genetic pedigree – can help to refine diagnosis, reveal patterns of inheritance, and inform testing, treatment and management.
This handy tool acts as both a template for creating a patient’s genetic family history and a reminder of the symbols, lines and information to include. Made from sturdy 1mm plastic, it can be a permanent part of your clinical and/or educational toolkit.
Request your template
If you work in the NHS, or are educating current or future NHS staff, you can request a free copy of the family history tool – click on the ‘Make an enquiry’ tab above.
If requesting multiple template tools, please include details on how they will be distributed and used.