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University Genetics

University Genetics provides general genetics consultation by a board-certified medical geneticist. 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 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

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.

Our Physicians

Ilse. J. Anderson, MD, FACMG

Clinical Geneticist

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