Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments with related expertise


Mayo Clinic's Center for Individualized Medicine provides personalized medicine that includes studying genes to define each person's unique disease susceptibility, identify preventive measures and enable targeted therapies to promote wellness.

Mayo Clinic continues its strong commitment to genetics and genomics research through numerous research projects. These are just a few examples:

  • The Colon Cancer Family Registry at Mayo Clinic is part of an international consortium dedicated to furthering an understanding of the risk factors for colorectal cancer.
  • The Mayo Clinic Biobank collects donated blood samples that are available for studies aimed at a better understanding of how a person's genes influence overall health and wellness.
  • Mayo's Mitochondrial Disease Biobank collects samples from patients with mitochondrial disorders to learn more about these diseases.


See a list of publications by Mayo Clinic authors on genetic testing on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Genetic testing care at Mayo Clinic

Aug. 09, 2017
  1. National Library of Medicine. Help me understand genetics. Genetics Home Reference. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  2. Frequently asked questions about genetic testing. National Human Genome Research Institute. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  3. Genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes. National Cancer Institute. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  4. Raby BA, et al. Genetic testing. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  5. Grody WW, et al. ACMG position statement on prenatal/preconception expanded carrier screening. Genetics in Medicine. 2013;15:482.
  6. Genetic testing. American Medical Association. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  7. Frequently asked questions. Prenatal genetic diagnostic tests. FAQ164. Pregnancy. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Accessed Feb. 13, 2017.
  8. Breast cancer risk factors you cannot change. American Cancer Society. Accessed Feb. 21, 2017.
  9. Atwal PS (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Fla. Feb. 24, 2017.