Specialists in Genetic Evaluation, Testing and Counseling
The field of genetics is concerned with genes, heredity, and variation within our DNA. At Our Lady of the Lake Physician Group, our Genetic Services specialist works with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior, patterns of inheritance from parent to child, gene distribution, variation and change in populations.
Inside the body’s cells are tiny structures called chromosomes, which are made up of DNA. Along each chromosome are specific segments of DNA called genes. Our genes are the blueprints for our bodies, telling our bodies how to work. Each gene contains different information about the body’s traits and functions. Some of our genes are responsible for our physical traits, such as eye color and height. In addition, our genes play a role in our health and predisposition to disease. Our Lady of the Lake Genetic Services provides genetic evaluation, testing and counseling for patients and families with a wide variety of concerns.
If you need a genetic services specialist, make an appointment today by calling (225) 765-8988, or request an appointment using your MyChart account. If you are a new patient, please download the new patient forms. Print, complete and bring with you on your first visit.
8415 Goodwood Boulevard, Suite 202 B
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
2903 First Avenue
Lake Charles, LA
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA
Appointments and Information:
Phone (225) 765-8988
Fax (225) 765-1173
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm