For Professionals

These genetics resources are designed to help professionals gain a deeper understanding of medical genetic practices.

Genetics and Your Practice

Genetic medicine can aid in the management of thousands of conditions. By evaluating your patient’s family history to identify specific health risks and referring patients to a genetic professional when appropriate, you can co-manage care with a specialist. This helps to proactively adapt the patient and family’s lifestyle and medical management to address risks.

Referring a patient

Your patient should be referred to a genetic specialist when there are reproductive issues, delayed growth and/or delayed development, or a personal or family history of an inherited disorder, birth defect or disability. Carrier screening and predisposition screening may also warrant a referral.

Pharmacogenetics and You

Sanford Imagenetics tests for eight genes, covering over 50 major drug-gene interactions.

Sequencing and Genotyping

Advances in genetic testing are expanding disease diagnosis, treatment and management.

Drawing a Pedigree

Identify the source of your genetic disorders by tracing your genes and inherited traits.

CLIA-Certified Labs

All Sanford laboratory facilities that provide clinical testing have Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) certification. Our medical genetics laboratory follows these guidelines to ensure specimens are handled safely and in a manner that gives timely, accurate and reliable results to medical providers.

Frontiers Lecture Series

Discover how genetic medicine impacts clinical practice. Each month features a new presentation from a nationally-known leader in genetic medicine.

All lectures are free and open to the public

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September 21, 2017
The NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program: Expanding to a National and International Network
October 4, 2017
Pharmacogenetics In Psychiatric Practice
November 16, 2017
Evolution of Genetic Technologies and Their Impact on Prenatal Care

Genomic Medicine Symposium

The 6th Annual Sanford Imagenetics Genomic Medicine Symposium occurred on Friday, Sept. 8 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Topics included precision public health, genomics in cardiovascular medicine, the Million Veteran’s Program, gene reviews, psychiatric genetics, immune genetics, genetics and epilepsy, and pharmacogenetics.