Division of Clinical Genetics
Director: Beth A. Pletcher, MD
Director of Biochemical Genetics: Ling Yu Shih, MD, PhD
The Division of Clinical Genetics offers complete
medical and maternal-fetal diagnostic services, evaluation and genetic counseling
for families of infants and children with multiple congenital malformations,
birth defects, and inherited metabolic disorders. In association with the Department
of Obstetrics and Gynecology, state-of-the-art prenatal diagnostic services
including genetic counseling are also provided. The Division, through its outreach
programs delivers genetic services to minority populations throughout New Jersey.
Comprehensive genetic laboratory services including cytogenetic analysis, biochemical
metabolic testing and DNA (molecular) genetic testing and newborn screening
are available. Additionally, the Division provides analysis and care for patients
exposed to environmental agents.