UT Genetics Center
The UT Genetics Center provides a wide range of services to infants, children and adults with confirmed or possible genetic disorders, individuals with a family history of a genetic disorder, and preconception or prenatal counseling for couples at risk for the birth of a child with a genetic disorder.
A board certified clinical geneticist provides a comprehensive genetic evaluation that includes a detailed medical and family history, physical examination, genetic laboratory services and genetic counseling.
Genetic counseling is the process of helping people understand the genetic, medical, psychological and familial implications of a condition. During a genetic counseling appointment, family and medical histories are collected and interpreted to assess the chance that a condition will occur or reoccur. Inheritance, genetic testing options and management issues are discussed. Support and resources are provided to assist the patient and family.
Newborn Screening Follow-Up Program
When the Tennessee State Laboratory Newborn Screening Program identifies an infant in east Tennessee with a positive screen for one of over 40 metabolic and hemoglobinopathy disorders, they notify the child’s primary health care provider and the UT Genetic Center. The UT Genetic Center's newborn screening coordinator contacts the primary care provider and the family to explain the meaning of the positive screen.
The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine
Division of Medical Genetics/ UT Genetics Center
UT Graduate School of Medicine
Building A, Suite 435
1930 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, Tennessee 37920
Toll free: 1.800.325.3894