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

CALL (605) 312-GENE
April 19, 2018
Opportunities and Challenges for Population Genomics in the Personal Genome Era
May 17, 2018
Common Disease Genetics
June 21, 2018
DiGeorge/22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Genomic Medicine Symposium

The 7th Annual Sanford Imagenetics Genomic Medicine Symposium occurred on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Sanford Center in Sioux Falls, SD. Topics included: medical and economic outcomes in genomic medicine, health system-based genomic screening programs, preimplantation genetic testing, Zika virus and congenital anomalies, genetic predisposition to childhood cancer, psychiatric pharmacogenetics, and genetic counseling in an age of genomic medicine.