Mayo Clinic's approach

  • Teamwork. In Mayo Clinic's Department of Clinical Genomics, medical geneticists and certified genetic counselors work together as a team, with other professionals as needed, to evaluate any type of genetic condition and coordinate a wide array of tests and procedures.
  • Comprehensive services. The Department of Clinical Genomics provides diagnostic workup of rare and inherited conditions and genetics evaluation of hereditary cancer syndromes, takes a comprehensive family history, educates patients and families about familial diseases, and offers counseling for family members to improve understanding of how a genetic disorder may affect them.
  • Advanced technology. The Department of Clinical Genomics provides access to the latest genomic testing techniques, when medically appropriate and on a case-by-case basis.
  • Research. Mayo Clinic is recognized for outstanding contributions to research in genetics and genomics. Patients have opportunities to participate in genetic research studies to improve overall patient care. Mayo's Center for Individualized Medicine is involved in translating the latest scientific advances to clinical care.

The Mayo Clinic experience and patient stories

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

  1. Genetic Test Solves Mystery of Family Bleeding Disorder

    Mallory and Sawyer Riggs When a problem with low blood platelet counts surfaced in three generations of the Riggs family, Mayo Clinic doctors went to work to discover what was causing the disorder. Genetic testing revealed the answer, and now, armed with that information, the family is moving forward with confidence. Mallory Riggs' family had [...]

  2. Genetic Testing Reveals Answers During Long Medical Odyssey

    Debra, Kyle and Todd Christy After searching nearly three decades for an explanation to his challenging medical problems, whole-exome sequencing at Mayo Clinic finally provided the information Kyle Christy needed to better understand his condition and chart a way forward. At age 27, Kyle Christy has defied the odds. He was born with seemingly insurmountable [...]

  3. Genetic Sleuths Dig Deep to Identify a Young Boy's Rare Condition

    When Karter Malcomson was born, his care team knew it was likely he had a genetic disorder. But a clear diagnosis was elusive. That's when the functional genomics team at Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine went to work. And they didn't give up until they had an answer. Karter Malcomson coos and swivels his [...]

Expertise and rankings

  • First in the U.S. to offer a lymphoma genomic diagnostic test for patients. Mayo Clinic created a test to help guide diagnosis and treatment of patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic's Department of Clinical Genomics includes experienced board-certified medical geneticists and certified genetic counselors. Using a comprehensive team approach, they work with all age groups and levels of complexity, tailoring care to each individual's needs.
  • Cutting-edge research. Mayo Clinic's Department of Clinical Genomics is recognized for outstanding contributions to research and has a long history of published studies regarding rare or novel genetic disorders.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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