University Genetics

University Genetics

At University Genetics our board-certified medical geneticist provides general genetics consultation. We offer:

  • Diagnostic and genetic counseling services
  • Management recommendations for children and adults who are affected by, have a family history of, or are suspected of having a genetic condition

The Benefits of a Genetic Evaluation

The benefits of genetic evaluation and testing (if appropriate) include the ability to:

  • Identify risk of disease for patients and their family members
  • Reevaluate undiagnosed adult patients using new testing not available in their childhood years
  • Alter clinical management
  • Shorten the time to diagnosis and prevent misdiagnoses
  • Determine if patients are eligible to participate in clinical trials
  • Provide information about support resources such as patient advocacy organizations, disability

University Genetics: Common Conditions We See

Conditions we commonly see include:

  • Cardiovascular genetics
    • Inherited arrythmias: Long QT Brugada
    • Arrhythmogenic ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
    • Dilated (DCM) or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM)
    • Familial Thoracic Aortic aneurysms and dissections (TAAD)
    • Connective tissue disorders such as Marfan syndrome
    • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Neurogenetics
    • Hereditary neuropathies: Charcot Marie Tooth
    • Hereditary Ataxias and movement disorders: Dystonia
    • Early onset dementias: Alzheimer, Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), CADISIL, Huntington
    • Neurofibromatosis, Tuberous sclerosis
    • Neuromuscular disorders: SMA, inherited muscular dystrophies, ALS
    • Seizures of unknown cause
  • Early onset hearing loss
    • Hereditary vision loss: Retinitis pigmentosa and related disorders
    • Familial periodic fevers
  • Polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin
  • Dysmorphology and chromosome disorders
  • Intellectual disability (including mild ID) and/or autism with or without physical abnormalities/dysmorphic features including those with last test date >3-5 years age

To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

Contact Info
University Genetics
1932 Alcoa Highway
Building C, Suite 290
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9030 Find a Doctor

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