Even though our program is part of the Department of Pediatrics, the Genomic Medicine Clinics see individuals of all ages (newborns, children and adults) for a variety of indications.  Click here for a  list of common reasons for a referral.   If you are unsure if you/your child should be referred to our clinic, please call our office  at 916-703-0317 to speak with a genetic counselor.

  • One or more birth defects
  • Abnormal newborn screening test
  • Failure to thrive (poor weight gain for height)
  • Developmental delay/intellectual disability
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Dysmorphic facial features
  • Genetic disorder or chromosomal abnormality
  • Mental illness such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression in patient or patient`s family 
  • Early onset hearing loss
  • Early onset vision loss
  • Tall or short stature not present in other family members
  • Hemihypertrophy (one side of body or body part smaller/larger than the other)
  • Abnormal sexual maturation or delayed puberty
  • Multiple café au lait macules or other skin hyper/hypopigmentations (dark/light spots), lesions, lipomas, etc.
  • Suspected connective tissue disorders
  • Progressive neurologic conditions
  • Progressive muscle weakness
  • Clotting abnormalities
  • Family history of genetic disorder or chromosomal abnormality
  • Cardiovascular disorders such as cardiomyopathy or arrhythmia; personal or family history
  • Close relative with unexplained sudden death at a young age

 ACMG publication about referral indications