Genetics

Division of Genetics & Metabolism

GeneticsThe USF Regional Genetics and Metabolism program was established in 1977 to provide comprehensive medical management to individuals and families with a genetic condition. The services we provide include an initial evaluation and examination, genetic testing, genetic counseling, and follow up as appropriate.

The goal of genetic counseling is to help the individual or family:

  • Understand the medical facts, including the diagnosis, probable condition course, and available treatment.
  • Appreciate the hereditary nature of the condition.
  • Get to know the options for testing and management.
  • Choose the course of action which seems personally appropriate.
  • Adjust to the information provided.


The Division of Genetics and Metabolism participates in multiple national and international research trials for patients with inborn errors of metabolism. The focus of those trials is to identify new treatments for rare disorders.