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About Genetics

Medical genetics is the practice of medicine related to the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of known or suspected inherited disorders.

The UMMC difference

The Center for Genetic Medicine at UMMC has physicians board certified in medical genetics, plus one or more subspecialties, who provide clinical services for pediatric and adult patients.

Our metabolic team is trained in the comprehensive and complex evaluation and management of high-risk metabolic/genetic patients with birth defects, inborn errors of metabolism, and other genetic disorders with nutrition-related issues.

We also offer prenatal counseling for pregnant patients, to help couples determine risks for a fetal genetic disorder using fact-based information.

Counseling (before symptoms appear) and testing services for inherited mutations in healthy persons are also available. Mutations we test for include Huntington's disease, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer susceptibility, and hereditary colon cancer susceptibility.

A full range of cytogenetic, biochemical, and molecular testing is available.

Genetics Care at UMMC