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Genetics Program

Family Health History is Important

Genetics ProgramYour family history holds key information about your past and clues to your future health. Many of your particular traits such as eye color, hair color and height are inherited. So, too, are risks for certain genetic conditions and health problems. By collecting your family's health history, you can learn what health problems you may be at increased risk for in the future and how to reduce your risks.

Our Genetics Program provides access to appropriate genetic services for any family with concerns about an inherited condition, and to increase awareness of services provided by the program among health care providers and consumers. Genetic services are available to families or persons of any age residing in Illinois, who may have a family history of, or concern about a medical condition with a genetic basis. Referrals can be made by physicians, other health care providers, schools, self referrals, or other means.

For more information:

Please call our office at 815-879-0341 Ext. 225.

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