Genetics

Mission Fullerton Genetics Center

Our goal at the Mission Fullerton Genetics Center is to provide quality services, information and support to you, your family, your physicians and other healthcare professionals involved in your care or the care of your family member.  The center offers evaluation, testing, diagnosis, and counseling for individuals and families who may be affected by a genetic disorder.   Our staff is committed to staying abreast of the genetic literature in order to provide you with the most up-to-date information available.  We believe that we are in a unique position as a regional genetics center to offer the personalized care that patients and their families want and need. 

 

 

Clinical Genetics

One in 22 people in the US has a genetic condition; that's a sobering fact. You probably know someone with a genetic disorder, and you know that many times these people need special care. Our staff includes international experts on specific genetic conditions. We research, diagnose, treat and provide counseling and education for genetic conditions in children, adults and their families. Mission Fullerton Genetics Center is the region's only comprehensive genetics services program, and we have more than two decades of genetics experience.

Our services include:

  • Clinical Genetic Evaluation and Counseling Services for patients with a known or suspected genetic disorder, birth defect, intellectual disability, dysmorphic features, or an increased risk for similar problems in pregnancy or by birth.
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Clinic- An interdisciplinary diagnostic clinic for children who have confirmed or suspected alcohol exposure in utero.
  • Personalized Medicine Clinic- A multidisciplinary team specializing in the genetics of drug response to help clinicians and patients better manage medications for non-cancer conditions and help predict future pharmacotherapy.  For more information about the personalized medicine program, please visit: mission-health.org/personalizedmedicine 

Physician referrals to our program are required. Physicians can refer patients to our office, and we will call the patient to schedule an appointment. For any questions related to our services, please call (828) 213-0022. Physicians may fax a referral to (828) 213-0039.

Referral Request Form

 

Mission Fullerton Genetics Lab

The Mission Fullerton Genetics Lab provides a variety of genetic and genomic testing for the people of western North Carolina and beyond. Our lab is recognized nationally and internationally for expertise in chromosomal microarray analysis, next generation DNA sequencing and single gene mutation analysis as well as classical chromosome analysis. As new technologies change how diagnosis and treatments are delivered, the FGL is positioned to be a leader in the new era of genomics and targeted therapies. Our lab is the only hospital-based genetics lab in western North Carolina.

Forms and Certificates

For more information or questions related to the lab, please contact Monica Basehore, Mission Fullerton Genetics Lab Director at (828) 213-8149 or monica.basehore@msj.org

Genetics Education and Outreach Programs

Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program

The North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC) strives to prevent alcohol-exposed pregnancies by providing training, education, and resources to women of childbearing age. Please contact us to learn more about how to prevent an alcohol-exposed pregnancy, or for any resources related to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASDs).

For more information, visit fasdinnc.org or contact Amy Hendricks, Coordinator for the North Carolina Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program at (828) 213-0035 or amy.hendricks@msj.org.

MotherToBaby NC

MotherToBaby NC is a free statewide service providing information about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Using the most up-to-date research, MotherToBaby NC answers questions about prescription and over-the-counter medications, personal care products, herbal products, alcohol, drugs, chemical exposures and more. You can reach MotherToBaby NC by calling toll-free 800-532-6302 (formerly called the NC Pregnancy Exposure Riskline) or by visiting mothertobabync.org. This resource is used by the general public as well as health care providers. Available in English and Spanish.

For more information, contact Lorrie Harris-Sagaribay, MPH, Coordinator for MotherToBaby NC Teratogen Information Program at (828) 213-6827 or lorrie.harris-sagaribay@msj.org.

Preconception Health


The North Carolina Preconception Health Campaign is a statewide initiative aimed at improving birth outcomes by reaching out to women with important health messages before they become pregnant. The Campaign offers trainings and workshops for both consumers and providers to educate consumers, improve overall wellness and reduce health disparities for North Carolina residents.

For more information, visit everywomannc.org or contact Jennifer Vickery, Western Regional Coordinator, at (828) 213-0031 or jennifer.vickery@msj.org.

Location

Mission Fullerton Genetics Center
9 Vanderbilt Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828)213-0022

Clinic Fax: (828) 213-0039
Lab Fax: (828) 213-6987

Coming from the North on 19/23 (from Madison County, Johnson City, Burnsville, etc.)

Take 19/23 to I-26 E
Keep left at the fork, follow signs for I-240 E/US-70 E and merge onto I-240 E/US-70 E
Take exit onto I-40 W toward Knoxville
Take exit 50A to merge onto US-25 S/Hendersonville Road
Turn right at Vanderbilt Park Drive
Stay on Vanderbilt Park Drive as it curves to the right behind the Asheville Cardiology building. Proceed through the roundabout and continue to stay straight on Vanderbilt Park Dr. Once you have made it through the roundabout take the second right (just past the green frog statue). Parking is available in front of the building.

Coming from I-26 (from Spartanburg, Hendersonville, Tryon)

From I-26W, take exit 31A (Hickory) onto I-40 East
Go 4.4 miles and take exit 50 (South Asheville)
Bear right onto Hendersonville Road.
At the next stoplight, turn right onto Vanderbilt Park Drive.
Stay on Vanderbilt Park Drive as it curves to the right behind the Asheville Cardiology building. Proceed through the roundabout and continue to stay straight on Vanderbilt Park Dr. Once you have made it through the roundabout take the second right (just past the green frog statue). Parking is available in front of the building.

Coming from I-40 Eastbound (from Waynesville, Sylva)

Take exit 50 (South Asheville) off of I-40
Bear right onto Hendersonville Road.
At the next stoplight, turn right onto Vanderbilt Park Drive.
Stay on Vanderbilt Park Drive as it curves to the right behind the Asheville Cardiology building. Proceed through the roundabout and continue to stay straight on Vanderbilt Park Dr. Once you have made it through the roundabout take the second right (just past the green frog statue). Parking is available in front of the building.

Coming from I-40 Westbound (from Marion, Morganton)


Take exit 50A for South Asheville off of I-40.
Merge onto Hendersonville Road.
At second stoplight, turn right onto Vanderbilt Park Drive.
Stay on Vanderbilt Park Drive as it curves to the right behind the Asheville Cardiology building. Proceed through the roundabout and continue to stay straight on Vanderbilt Park Dr. Once you have made it through the roundabout take the second right (just past the green frog statue). Parking is available in front of the building.