State Genetic Information

State Genetics Contact:

Charles Myers, MSW
Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
Louisiana Genetic Diseases Program
325 Loyola Ave, Room #308
New Orleans, LA 70112

Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health/Center for Preventive Health/Genetic Diseases
Genetics and Newborn Screening Region 3 Collaborative

Clnical Genetic Services

Clinical genetics are medical services provided to individuals, families, and populations who have or are at risk for disorders with genetic implications. Services include testing, counseling, education, treatment, and where appropriate, referral for other services.
Louisiana Office of Public Health Genetics Clinical Services Program

GeneTests, is a publicly-funded, medical genetics information resource that has a searchable clinical directory for all states, type of service, and specialty clinic.
Gene Tests Homepage
GeneTests-Louisiana Clinical Directory

Genetic Training Program

Hayward Genetics Center-Human Genetics Program/Tulane University School of Medicine


Genetic legislation may be clearly expressed in public health statutes. It may also be embedded in other regulations, administrative rules, or other less obvious statutes, e.g. labor law. Identifying and interpreting state genetics legislation is not necessarily straightforward. One example of genetic-related legislation in Louisiana is:
Revised Statutes. Chapter 23. Part VII. Genetic Information and Privacy. Section 368.

Resources for genetic legislation include: