Dysautonomia Foundation Inc


Genetic Testing Locations


The following page contains a list of testing centers in the United States and Israel for Familial Dysautonomia.  We have also included a list of service center locators for testing centers throughout the U.S. If you know of other testing center locations for FD that are not listed here, please let us know by calling 212-949-6644, or send us an email.  

Important Note: Please consult with your physician and/or genetic counselor prior to making arrangements for, or deciding to obtain, genetic testing.  The Dysautonomia Foundation offers this information only for the convenience of the reader; the Dysautonomia Foundation, Inc. makes no representation whatsoever as to the quality or completeness of the services offered by each of the organizations referenced on this page.  





Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Department of Medical Genetics
444 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite 1002 or 1004
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact: Nancy Kramer, Genetic Counselor
Phone: 310-423-9935


Kaiser Medical Genetics
13652 Cantara St.
Panorama City, CA 91402

Phone: 818-375-2073
(for Kaiser Members Only)


Quest Diagnostics
Medical Director, Charles Strom, MD, PhD
33608 Ortega Highway
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92690

Contact: Joy Redman, MS, Genetic Counselor
Phone: 949-728-4279

Contact: Cathi Franklin
Phone: 818-376-6157


Division of Genetics 
Children's Memorial Hospital 
2300 Children's Plaza, Box 59 
Chicago, IL 60618 

Contact: Dania D' Achille
Phone: 773-880-4454 
Fax: 773-929-9565 
(tests for both major and minor mutations)

For other testing locations, contact:
Karen Litwack, LCSW 
Chicago Center for Jewish Genetic Disorders
One South Franklin Street Suite 2910 
Chicago, Illinois 60606 
Phone: (312) 357-4717 
Fax: (312) 855-3295 
Email: jewishgeneticsctr@juf.org 

Boston University School of Medicine
Center for Human Genetics
715 Albany St.
Boston, MA 02118

Contact: Maureen Flynn, MS, Genetic Counselor
Phone: 617-638-7083


Genzyme Genetics
Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory
3400 Computer Dr.
Westborough, MA 01581

Phone: 800-255-7357


The Jewish Genetic Disease Program
Genetics Associates of New Jersey
200 South Orange Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039

Contact: Roberta Ebert, Genetic Counselor
Phone: 973-831-6020


Human Genetics Lab
NYU Medical Center
550 First Ave.
New York, NY 10016

Contact: Elsa Reich
Phone: 212-263-5746


Department of Human Genetics

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
1 Gustave Levy Place
New York, NY 10029

For appointments: Beatrice Hernandez
Phone: 212-241-6947


The Division of Reproductive Genetics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1695 Eastchester Rd., Suite 301
Bronx, NY 10461

Contact: Susan Gross, co-director
Phone: 718-405-8150


Has 900+ Patient Service Centers
Phone: 800-533-0567


Lysosomal Disease Center
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Contact: Erin O'Rourke, Genetic Counselor
Phone: 800-334-7980
*Carrier testing only


Ashkenazi Jewish Genetic Disease Screening Program

Albert Einstein Medical Center
5501 Old York Rd.
Philadelphia, PA 19141

Contact: Dr. Adele Schneider
Phone: 215-456-8722 or 800-EINSTEIN


Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Genetics Lab (for mail, write "attention: DNA")
1 Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX 77030

Phone: 800-226-3624


Kleberg Genetics Clinic
Texas Children's Hospital - Clinical Care Center
6701 Fannin, 16th Floor, Suite 1610
Houston, Texas 77030

Contact: Katie Plunkett, Genetic Counselor
Referral & Scheduling: 832-822-4295


Prof D. Abliovitch 
Human Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
Hadassah Hospital Hadassah Ein Karem 
POB 12000 
Jerusalem 91120 

Tel : 972 2 6776016 
FAX : 972 2 6777499


Dr. Z. Falick-Zakai 
Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
West Galil Hospital 
POB 21 
Nahariah 22100 

Tel 972 4 9107493


Dr. R. Shomrath 
Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
Ichilov Hospital 
6 Wietzman street 
Tel Aviv 64239 

Tel : 972 3 6974704 
FAX: 972 3 6974555


Dr. Y. Hojirath 
Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
The H'emek Medical Center 
Afula 18101 

Tel: 972 4 6495416 
FAX: 972 4 6495221


Prof Z. Borocovitch 
Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
Bnei Zion Hospital 
47 Golomb street 
POB 4940 
Haifa 31048 

Tel: 972 4 8359850/1/2 
FAX: 972 4 8359849


Dr. E. Lishanski Silver 
Molecular Genetic Laboratory 
Wolfson Medical Center 
POB 5 
Holon 58100 

Tel: 972 3 5028692/3 
Fax: 972 3 5026566



Genzyme Corporation Phone: 800-255-7357
Genzyme Genetics: Ashkenazi Jewish Carrier Screening 800 848 4436
 Info on Ashkenazi Genetic Diseases  800 326 7002 


Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics Corporate Headquarters, 201-393-5000; toll free 800-222-0446
Patient Service Center Locator

Click here for useful information about Quest's Ashkenazi panel of tests



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