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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