Patient Referral Services

The Henry Ford Department of Medical Genetics is committed to the patient's and the referring physician's satisfaction. Physicians who refer to us can be assured that their patients will receive both personalized attention and the most advanced diagnostic and treatment services available.

Physician Services: 1-800-888-4340

Genetics Laboratories Inquiries: (313) 916-3178

The department offers specialized testing and analysis, genetic counseling, and management of the genetic disorders in cooperation with the referring physician. Referring physicians are kept apprised of their patients' progress throughout the entire evaluation and treatment process. Examination findings, test results, and consultative data are recorded in the patient's medical record and shared with the referring physician to ensure ongoing, coordinated care.

Services offered

Referrals may be made for diagnosis, counseling, management services and/or laboratory analysis:

  • Genetic screening and carrier detection
  • Ancestry-based inherited diseases
  • Cancer Genetics Program
    • Breast cancer
    • Colon cancer
    • Gastric cancer
    • Melanoma
    • Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN 1 and 2)
    • Ovarian cancer
    • Von-Hippel Lindau disease
  • Maternal Serum Screening Program
  • Teratogen risk assessment
  • Pre-conception and prenatal genetic evaluation
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For your safety, please select a MyChart video visit on demand or call our MyCare Advice Line at 844-262-1949 before scheduling if:

  • You currently have a temperature greater than 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In the past 21 days, you have been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • In the past 14 days, you have had contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19
  • You are experiencing a new loss of taste and/or sense of smell
  • If you have experienced two or more of the following symptoms in the last 3 days:
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    • chills
    • drenching sweats
    • new cough
    • shortness of breath
    • body aches
    • headache
    • sore throat
    • runny nose or nasal congestion
    • nausea/vomiting/diarrhea

Henry Ford Health System is committed to ensuring our Deaf or hard-of-hearing patients and visitors have equal access to all services. We provide the appropriate auxiliary aids and services, including qualified sign language interpreters, TTYs and other assistive listening devices, at no cost. To request assistance, call 313-916-1896 or email

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