Adult Genetics Program
The Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at OHSU provides outpatient genetic evaluation and counseling for adult patients (18 years of age and older) and their families with known or suspected genetic conditions. Genetic conditions that are commonly diagnosed in adulthood include connective tissue disorders, hereditary ataxia, polycystic kidney disease, and other inherited disorders. This clinic is staffed by board certified medical geneticists and board certified genetic counselors.
Patients with a variety of known or suspected genetic conditions may be referred for evaluation. Genetics of the condition will be reviewed, management recommendations will be provided, and the risk to other family members will be discussed. When appropriate, diagnostic testing will be arranged. The goal of the adult genetics program is to communicate with the patient’s primary care provider to provide coordinated health care services. The adult genetics program serves as a critical link in efficient patient management by providing clinical evaluation and test interpretation to the patient and the primary care provider.