Does My Hospital Need a Genetics Department to Work with Baylor Genetics?


Searching for the genetic etiology to your patient’s complex symptoms or disorder can be overwhelming, especially for healthcare providers who do not have an in-house genetics department. At Baylor Genetics, we are readily available to provide a wide array of genetic testing services and support to our providers and be your partner in caring for your patient.

Baylor Genetics is an innovative laboratory, and our team of clinicians are consistently researching, discovering, and creating new genetic tests to benefit healthcare providers and their patients. We understand that searching for answers to your patient’s health is a top priority, and we want to help you find those answers with our expert team of geneticists and genetic counselors.

“Nationwide, there is a shortage of both geneticists and genetic counselors,” said Carli Andrews, MS, CGC, Clinical Science Liaison at Baylor Genetics. “There are clinics and hospitals that do not have any genetics providers but still may need to order genetic testing.”

Healthcare providers who do not have a background in genetics can benefit from consultations with our genetic counselors. Our counselors can help you understand the results of genetic tests and the diseases that are associated with those results.

From establishing a partnership to explaining our laboratory capabilities, we provide our partners with information about Baylor Genetics’ processes and procedures, to ensure we fully understand your needs. In addition, we are here to support our healthcare providers through every step of the process so you can help your patients acquire appropriate medical management.


Establishing a partnership with Baylor Genetics can effectively expand clinical testing services for healthcare providers looking to obtain genetic testing for their patients. By teaming up with one of the nation’s leading genetic testing laboratories, providers have access to innovative technology and unparalleled expertise. Baylor Genetics provides a comprehensive approach that covers every step of the genetic testing process, from collecting patient samples to delivering detailed reports.

“We have created a synergistic, mutually beneficial relationship where it’s really a partnership; it’s not transactional. We don’t end the relationship just with the report,” said Jonathan Vasquez, Senior Director, Diagnostic Genomics at Baylor Genetics. “We go above and beyond and integrate as much as possible into workflows, so our partners value us as much as they would another colleague.”

At Baylor Genetics, we create a space for physicians to learn more about genetics and use their knowledge to promote appropriate medical management and better treatment options for their patients.


Baylor Genetics supports collaboration with healthcare providers across several industries, both domestically and abroad, who are aligned with our goals. Regardless of the size of your institution, we are here to help you find the answers you need and dedicated to enhancing client care through research and cooperation. Additionally, we can work with any hospital or clinical institution, even if you don’t have a genetics department.

Some of the most common industries that we partner with include:

  • Healthcare systems, hospitals, and clinics
  • The pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry
  • Clinical labs and institutions
  • Research and academic institutions

Through collaboration, our partnerships allow for knowledge and resources to be shared, resulting in significant advances in genetics and the healthcare industry.


Genetic testing provides valuable insight into patient care, and our commitment to customer service is unparalleled. From test order consultations to discussions with our expert team of genetic counselors, Baylor Genetics is here to support you in finding the appropriate test for your patient.

In addition, genetics research is rapidly evolving, and academic institutions have much to gain by partnering with our laboratory, which has over 40 years of experience. By working together, we can conduct further research and learn more about the molecular basis of genetic diseases.

There are many benefits when you partner with Baylor Genetics, including:

  • A comprehensive genetic testing menu
  • Competitive turnaround times (TAT), including our 5-day TAT for Rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS) and Rapid Whole Exome Sequencing (rWES)
  • A clinical team that is readily available and accessible

Additionally, our rapid genetic test offerings can provide actionable insights which allow healthcare professionals to tailor medical treatment for each patient’s healthcare needs quickly and accurately.


Our broad range of laboratory capabilities is unmatched, and as innovators, we are constantly working on expanding and pioneering new technologies. Our laboratory capabilities include:

  • Biochemical Genetics
  • Carrier Screening
  • Chromosomal Microarray Analysis
  • Cytogenetics
  • Dry Lab and/or Wet Lab Services
  • Interpretation Services
  • Metabolomics
  • Mitochondrial DNA
  • Oncology
  • Prenatal Diagnostics
  • Whole Exome Sequencing
  • Whole Genome Sequencing


Establishing a partnership with Baylor Genetics has proven to be beneficial for many healthcare providers across several medical industries and academic institutions. We understand that the needs of our providers are diverse, which is why we do not require your facility to have a genetics department.

Baylor Genetics stands apart from other laboratories due to our unwavering commitment to providing healthcare providers with superior service. We embody excellence in our laboratory operations and prioritize accurate and efficient testing.

“We remain one of the few, if only, labs that can provide an entire suite of test offerings ranging the entire lifecycle,” said Vasquez. “We offer many tests because it enables us to provide better, equitable, services post initial genetic test.”

We take pride in developing partnership-based relationships where trust is paramount, giving you peace of mind knowing that your patients receive only the most accurate and efficient test results. Our dedication creates opportunities for collaborative partnerships that provide effective solutions tailored to the individual needs of healthcare providers and their patients.

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