Genetic Testing and Counseling

Programs that test an asymptomatic individual's blood and tissue to determine the presence of a particular gene or chromosome variation which may lead to the birth of a child with a particular disease or disability; or which determine the presence of specific genes or chromosome variations which predispose the person to a particular disease or disability later in life. Carrier testing is done for a number of conditions. (AIRS Carrier/Predictive Genetic Testing LF-5350.1500)

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Billings, MT

801 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-238-2501
Organization Name: Billings Clinic
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Address:
801 North 29th Street
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-238-2501
Wheelchair Access: Full Wheelchair Access
Services Provided: Genetic Counseling is a process of providing information and support to families who have members with birth defects or genetic disorders, and to families who may be at risk for a variety of inherited conditions.. During genetic counseling, patients and their families learn about genetic conditions for which they are at risk and are offered support as they begin to adapt to the medical, psychological and family issues that arise with genetic disease. This may include learning about genetic testing, management, prevention, resources and research. The primary goal of genetic counseling is to promote informed choices and healthy adaptation to the risk or condition.
Provider Profiles: Susan C. Landgren, MS, Certified Genetic Counselor
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 8/13/2013
St Vincent Healthcare
1232 North 30th St., Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-444-1099
Organization Name: SVPN Pediatric Specialty Clinics
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Address:
St Vincent Healthcare
1232 North 30th St., Suite 200
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-444-1099
Fax: 406-237-5305
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Provider Profiles: Dr. Karen Stears
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019
Organization Name: Shodair Children's Hospital (in Billings)
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Address:
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: 406-444-7500
Eligibility: Common referral indications to our Medical Genetics Program include: Developmental delay/intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders including seizures/epilepsy, movement disorders or neuropathies, short stature and skeletal dysplasias, hearing loss, cardiac conditions including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease birth defects, known genetic conditions in the family, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, suspicion of a genetic syndrome based on physical characteristics or other features, personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer.
Services Provided: Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program provides Montana’s only comprehensive care for children and adults with genetic conditions. A team composed of a medical geneticist (MD who specializes in genetics) and a certified genetic counselor provide comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, care coordination, and risk assessment. In addition to ordering genetic studies the geneticist is also involved in the test analysis, allowing for seamless care integration that benefits the patients’ as well as their families. Finally, a licensed clinical psychologist provides neuropsychological assessments, as indicated.

Cancer Genetics
Shodair’s Cancer Genetics Program provides consultation and risk assessment for individuals with personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer. Ideally, a family history questionnaire (link) is completed by the patient in advance of the visit. This information allows for various risk assessments and the most accurate information, discussion, and recommendations.

Patients are seen in our monthly Helena Cancer Clinic and throughout the state via telemedicine. Visits include comprehensive consultation by a medical geneticist and genetic counselor.

Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening Follow up
Shodair’s Biochemical Genetics Program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado cares for children and adults with inborn errors of metabolism or mitochondrial disease.

Metabolic disorders are rare and often diagnosed in the newborn period through newborn screening (“heel prick test”). Symptoms of metabolic disease vary widely from mild to life-threatening.
Our specialized team provides comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, nutritional assessment and management, genetic counseling and risk assessment.

Genetics Laboratory
The Genetics Laboratory at Shodair Children’s Hospital provides answers to families through the diagnosis of rare and complex genetic conditions. Working in tandem with the Clinical Genetics program at Shodair, state-of-the-art genetic techniques are utilized to provide accurate, affordable diagnoses for patients of all ages. Traditional genetic technologies are complemented by cutting-edge techniques such as chromosomal microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing. Our staff is committed to assisting clinicians in selecting the appropriate testing for their patients, and providing the best possible support for our clients in understanding the results. In addition, assistance in the pre-authorization of genetic testing is provided to patients and ordering clinicians.
Provider Profiles: Dr. Abe Elias, MD
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Helena, MT

Organization Name: Shodair Children's Hospital
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Address:
2755 Colonial Drive
PO Box 5539
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-7500
Toll Free Phone: 800-447-6614
Eligibility: Common referral indications to our Medical Genetics Program include: Developmental delay/intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders including seizures/epilepsy, movement disorders or neuropathies, short stature and skeletal dysplasias, hearing loss, cardiac conditions including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease birth defects, known genetic conditions in the family, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, suspicion of a genetic syndrome based on physical characteristics or other features, personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer.
Services Provided: Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program provides Montana’s only comprehensive care for children and adults with genetic conditions. A team composed of a medical geneticist (MD who specializes in genetics) and a certified genetic counselor provide comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, care coordination, and risk assessment. In addition to ordering genetic studies the geneticist is also involved in the test analysis, allowing for seamless care integration that benefits the patients’ as well as their families. Finally, a licensed clinical psychologist provides neuropsychological assessments, as indicated.

Cancer Genetics
Shodair’s Cancer Genetics Program provides consultation and risk assessment for individuals with personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer. Ideally, a family history questionnaire (link) is completed by the patient in advance of the visit. This information allows for various risk assessments and the most accurate information, discussion, and recommendations.

Patients are seen in our monthly Helena Cancer Clinic and throughout the state via telemedicine. Visits include comprehensive consultation by a medical geneticist and genetic counselor.

Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening Follow up
Shodair’s Biochemical Genetics Program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado cares for children and adults with inborn errors of metabolism or mitochondrial disease.

Metabolic disorders are rare and often diagnosed in the newborn period through newborn screening (“heel prick test”). Symptoms of metabolic disease vary widely from mild to life-threatening.
Our specialized team provides comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, nutritional assessment and management, genetic counseling and risk assessment.

Genetics Laboratory
The Genetics Laboratory at Shodair Children’s Hospital provides answers to families through the diagnosis of rare and complex genetic conditions. Working in tandem with the Clinical Genetics program at Shodair, state-of-the-art genetic techniques are utilized to provide accurate, affordable diagnoses for patients of all ages. Traditional genetic technologies are complemented by cutting-edge techniques such as chromosomal microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing. Our staff is committed to assisting clinicians in selecting the appropriate testing for their patients, and providing the best possible support for our clients in understanding the results. In addition, assistance in the pre-authorization of genetic testing is provided to patients and ordering clinicians.
Provider Profiles: Dr. Abe Elias, MD
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Kalispell, MT

Organization Name: Shodair Children's Hospital (in Kalispell)
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Address:
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-444-7500
Eligibility: Common referral indications to our Medical Genetics Program include: Developmental delay/intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders including seizures/epilepsy, movement disorders or neuropathies, short stature and skeletal dysplasias, hearing loss, cardiac conditions including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease birth defects, known genetic conditions in the family, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, suspicion of a genetic syndrome based on physical characteristics or other features, personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer.
Services Provided: Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program provides Montana’s only comprehensive care for children and adults with genetic conditions. A team composed of a medical geneticist (MD who specializes in genetics) and a certified genetic counselor provide comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, care coordination, and risk assessment. In addition to ordering genetic studies the geneticist is also involved in the test analysis, allowing for seamless care integration that benefits the patients’ as well as their families. Finally, a licensed clinical psychologist provides neuropsychological assessments, as indicated.

Cancer Genetics
Shodair’s Cancer Genetics Program provides consultation and risk assessment for individuals with personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer. Ideally, a family history questionnaire (link) is completed by the patient in advance of the visit. This information allows for various risk assessments and the most accurate information, discussion, and recommendations.

Patients are seen in our monthly Helena Cancer Clinic and throughout the state via telemedicine. Visits include comprehensive consultation by a medical geneticist and genetic counselor.

Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening Follow up
Shodair’s Biochemical Genetics Program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado cares for children and adults with inborn errors of metabolism or mitochondrial disease.

Metabolic disorders are rare and often diagnosed in the newborn period through newborn screening (“heel prick test”). Symptoms of metabolic disease vary widely from mild to life-threatening.
Our specialized team provides comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, nutritional assessment and management, genetic counseling and risk assessment.

Genetics Laboratory
The Genetics Laboratory at Shodair Children’s Hospital provides answers to families through the diagnosis of rare and complex genetic conditions. Working in tandem with the Clinical Genetics program at Shodair, state-of-the-art genetic techniques are utilized to provide accurate, affordable diagnoses for patients of all ages. Traditional genetic technologies are complemented by cutting-edge techniques such as chromosomal microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing. Our staff is committed to assisting clinicians in selecting the appropriate testing for their patients, and providing the best possible support for our clients in understanding the results. In addition, assistance in the pre-authorization of genetic testing is provided to patients and ordering clinicians.
Provider Profiles: Dr. Abe Elias, MD
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 2/28/2018

Missoula, MT

Organization Name: Shodair Children's Hospital (in Missoula)
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Address:
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 406-444-7500
Toll Free Phone: 800-447-6614
Eligibility: Common referral indications to our Medical Genetics Program include: Developmental delay/intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder, neurological disorders including seizures/epilepsy, movement disorders or neuropathies, short stature and skeletal dysplasias, hearing loss, cardiac conditions including arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease birth defects, known genetic conditions in the family, such as cystic fibrosis or Huntington disease, suspicion of a genetic syndrome based on physical characteristics or other features, personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer.
Services Provided: Shodair’s Medical Genetics Program provides Montana’s only comprehensive care for children and adults with genetic conditions. A team composed of a medical geneticist (MD who specializes in genetics) and a certified genetic counselor provide comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, care coordination, and risk assessment. In addition to ordering genetic studies the geneticist is also involved in the test analysis, allowing for seamless care integration that benefits the patients’ as well as their families. Finally, a licensed clinical psychologist provides neuropsychological assessments, as indicated.

Cancer Genetics
Shodair’s Cancer Genetics Program provides consultation and risk assessment for individuals with personal or family history that might suggest an increased lifetime risk of cancer. Ideally, a family history questionnaire (link) is completed by the patient in advance of the visit. This information allows for various risk assessments and the most accurate information, discussion, and recommendations.

Patients are seen in our monthly Helena Cancer Clinic and throughout the state via telemedicine. Visits include comprehensive consultation by a medical geneticist and genetic counselor.

Biochemical Genetics and Newborn Screening Follow up
Shodair’s Biochemical Genetics Program in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado cares for children and adults with inborn errors of metabolism or mitochondrial disease.

Metabolic disorders are rare and often diagnosed in the newborn period through newborn screening (“heel prick test”). Symptoms of metabolic disease vary widely from mild to life-threatening.
Our specialized team provides comprehensive services including diagnostic evaluation, nutritional assessment and management, genetic counseling and risk assessment.

Genetics Laboratory
The Genetics Laboratory at Shodair Children’s Hospital provides answers to families through the diagnosis of rare and complex genetic conditions. Working in tandem with the Clinical Genetics program at Shodair, state-of-the-art genetic techniques are utilized to provide accurate, affordable diagnoses for patients of all ages. Traditional genetic technologies are complemented by cutting-edge techniques such as chromosomal microarray analysis and next-generation sequencing. Our staff is committed to assisting clinicians in selecting the appropriate testing for their patients, and providing the best possible support for our clients in understanding the results. In addition, assistance in the pre-authorization of genetic testing is provided to patients and ordering clinicians.
Provider Profiles: Dr. Abe Elias, MD
Source: Montana Children's Special Health Services
Last Updated: 12/26/2019

Nationwide

7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-718-9603
Organization Name: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics
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Address:
7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-718-9603
Email: acmg@acmg.net
Services Provided: An online database for pediatric genetics centers, containing the locations of genetics clinics that have requested to be listed.
Check Pediatric Genetics under "Search by genetic service type(s)”.
Provider Profiles: American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG)
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/13/2020
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-321-6834
Address:
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-321-6834
Email: nsgc@nsgc.org
Services Provided: The National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) promotes the professional interests of genetic counselors and provides a network for professional communications. Access to continuing education opportunities, professional resources, advocacy and the discussion of all issues relevant to human genetics and the genetic counseling profession are an integral part of belonging to the NSGC.

[https://www.nsgc.org/page/find-a-genetic-counselor Find a Genetic Counselor].
Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 3/5/2020