The Genetics Clinic is staffed by medical geneticists and genetic counselors. Genetic counselors have a master's degree and are either board eligible or certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. Indications for referrals to this clinic can include personal and family histories of birth defects and other congenital anomalies, dysmorphic features, mental retardation, developmental delay, and known or suspected genetic conditions.
Individuals in the Metabolic Clinic will be evaluated by a biochemical geneticist, genetic counselor and registered dietitian. This clinic provides diagnosis, treatment and management of individuals and families with underlying inborn errors of metabolism and mitochondrial disorders.
The Genetics Center has been designated by the State of Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program as a site for follow-up and management of abnormal hemoglobin traits, cystic fibrosis, phenylketonuria, organic acidemias and the MCAD and MCAD related disorders.
The Phenylketonuria (PKU) Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic designated by the State of Wisconsin for diagnostic follow-up, medical treatment and dietary management of PKU. It is staffed by a medical geneticist, genetic counselor and registered dietitian.
This clinic helps patients who are considering a pregnancy and pregnant patients The clinic provides assessment, genetic counseling, and prenatal diagnosis through ultrasound examination, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling where there is a possible or known increased risk of fetal abnormality. This includes pregnancies with advanced maternal age, pregnancies in which the fetus has been found to have a malformation or chromosomal abnormality, families with a previous child with a prenatally detectable condition and couples who are carriers for a genetic disorder.
The clinic can also help when the pregnancy is at increased risk due to family history or consanguinity and when concerns regarding the effects of exposure to potential teratogens arise. Evaluations are carried out in conjunction with the perinatologists at the Froedtert & Medical College Maternal-Fetal Care Center.
The Neurofibromatosis (NF) Clinic provides diagnostic and management of NF by an experienced team using a multidisciplinary approach. These specialists include: a medical geneticist, genetic counselors, neurologist, dermatologist, speech therapist, physical therapist and occupational therapist.