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ChromosomesThe Hayward Genetics Center is the Gulf South region’s only comprehensive clinical genetics center, offering state-of-the-art genetic diagnosis, counseling, and therapy for prenatal, pediatric and adult inherited conditions. The center offers clinical diagnostic genetics laboratories in cytogenetics, molecular and biochemical genetics, four Board Certified geneticists, two Board Certified genetic counselors, and two full-time licensed metabolic nutritionists. The Hayward Genetics Labs offer the only full-service biochemical, cytogenetic and molecular labs in Louisiana.

Services and treatments

  • Heritable conditions
  • Birth defects
  • Developmental delay
  • Autism
  • Inborn errors of metabolism
  • Preconception and prenatal counseling/testing
  • Adult cancer risk assessment
  • Cancer genetic counseling
  • Abnormal metabolic newborn screening

For additional information visit the Tulane School of Medicine Hayward Genetics Center/Human Genetics Program