McGill University Health Centre’s Genetics Department.

The public health system (RAMQ) covers testing for Tay-Sachs, Familial Dysautonomia and Canavan Disease.

To complete a screening program online, with no wait time, go to

To register for testing and genetic counseling, either:

  1. Download testing requisition form, fill it out and fax to the department (Click Referral for Genetic Screening)
  2. Call the genetics department (514-412-4427) and refer to “Ashkenazi Jewish Testing” OR
  3. E-mail with the subject line “Ashkenazi Jewish Testing” and include the following information in the e-mail:
  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Phone #
  • Medicare card # (if available) and expiration date
  • Why you want to be seen

The following private companies* offers testing in Quebec and elsewhere:

   1-84-GENEHELP (1-844-363-4357) or email:

  1-888-988-1888 or email

514 798 2000 poste 611

  514 342 8022


* Our organization is not associated with nor does it benefit from any option.