Students and Educators

How do I schedule a Mobile Lab visit at my location?

All Mobile Lab visit requests should be faxed or emailed to Leta Tribble, PhD using the Mobile Lab scheduling form for either high schools or middle schools. You can review the current schedule to access available dates.

How do I schedule a visit and/or tour of GGC?

The Division of Education welcomes visits to our Greenwood campus by student groups, community organizations or any interested individuals. You may schedule a tour by contacting GGC's Division of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (864) 388-1711 or complete the scheduling form for the Genetic Education Center.

How do I request a speaker for my classroom/group?

Contact GGC's Division of Education at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (864) 388-1711 with any speaker requests. A list of available topics can be found through our Speakers Bureau or we can tailor a presentation to meet the needs of your group.

What internship opportunities are available?

GGC encourages students to explore career opportunities in medical genetics through a shadowing program for interested high school students. College students may also apply for summer internships.

What postgraduate fellowship programs do you offer?

GGC offers postgraduate fellowships in Clinical Biochemical Genetics , Clinical Cytogenetics , Clinical Molecular Genetics as well as a Residency in Clinical Genetics.

Healthcare Professionals

How do I refer a patient?

Fax referral forms are available for General Genetics Clinics, Metabolic Clinics and Cancer Genetics Clinics. For Prenatal Genetic Counseling referrals in Greenwood, Greenville or Spartanburg, contact the office directly. For any questions about referring a patient, please contact the GGC location nearest you or 1-888-442-4363.

Why would I refer a patient?

GGC clinicians are happy to evaluate patients across the lifespan for any genetic concern that may arise. The most common reasons for referral include:
Prenatal clinic – advanced maternal age, positive maternal serum screening, abnormal ultrasound findings, family history concerns or teratogenic exposure.
General Genetics clinics - developmental delay, birth defects, intellectual disability, autism, teratogenic exposure, or any features or health concerns that could be related to a genetic disorder.
Cancer Clinics – a strong personal or family history of breast and ovarian cancer or colorectal and uterine cancers (especially at young ages), patients with a family history of rare cancer syndromes.

What tests do you offer?

Information about all of the diagnostic tests offered at GGC can be found through our Test Finder.

What are the costs of the tests?

Testing costs can be found on our price list

What are the turnaround times for your testing?

Turnaround times vary depending on the type of test requested. See the individual test page for turnaround time information.

How do I send a sample for testing?

For specimen collection and special shipping requirements, please refer to the individual test information. Contact the laboratory at 1-800-473-9411 during regular business hours with any questions. You may contact our call service after hours to speak with the laboratory geneticist on call at (866) 868-1748.

All specimens should be shipped by overnight delivery to:
Greenwood Genetic Center Diagnostic Laboratories
106 Gregor Mendel Circle Greenwood, SC 29646.

Saturday Deliveries: We are available to accept specimens on Saturdays between 10am and 2pm. FEDEX is our preferred carrier. Clearly mark the package For Saturday Delivery. Please contact the laboratory prior to shipping with the tracking number, so we will be expecting the specimen. For fetal pathology samples, please contact the fetal pathology office directly at (864) 388-1700 during regular business hours. After hours you can reach our clinical geneticist on call through our call service at 1-866-744-3934.

What research studies are available?

GGC has current research interests in families with X-linked Intellectual disability and disorders involving split hand/split foot. Our clinicians are also involved in research studies regarding Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome and Mucolipidosis.

How do I request a fetal examination?

GGC's Center for Anatomic Studies provides a fetal examination service. Please call (864) 388-1700 to discuss a possible candidate.

How can I contact GGC after hours for urgent questions?

Healthcare professionals can reach the geneticist on call after hours and on weekends by contacting our call service at 1-866-744-3934. This number should be used for questions regarding the care and/or testing of patients with genetic conditions. We encourage its use for only serious conditions.

Patients and Families

How do I schedule a visit?

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment for your child or yourself, locate the GGC office closest to your residence and call the listed number. We do accept self-referrals. Please keep in mind that some insurance plans require a physician referral, and we will not be able to determine before your appointment if your plan requires one. You can always discuss your questions regarding a genetics referral with your primary care physician. Please note that, if you are interested in a referral to our metabolic program, that will require a physician referral.

Why am I being referred?

Patients may be referred for a genetics evaluation for a variety of reasons. Pediatric patients may be referred because their physician is concerned that there is a genetic background to the patient’s symptoms (usually intellectual disability, autism, growth problems, abnormal testing, etc). Prenatal patients may be referred to discuss the options for prenatal testing, the family history, or previous test results. Cancer patients may be referred due to a personal and/or family history of cancer. The genetic counselor or geneticist that will meet with you will be happy to further explain the reason(s) for your specific referral. You may also wish to discuss this further with your physician who made the referral.

What can I expect from my visit?

It is difficult to determine what exactly will be discussed with each visit; however, you will want to be prepared to discuss the medical history of the referred individual as well as the family history. Pediatric patients will frequently also have a brief physical exam. Any recommended or offered testing will be thoroughly discussed before being initiated. You may also wish to review our patient information brochure, Preparing for Your Genetic Visit.

How do I get to your office?

GGC has offices in Greenwood, Charleston, Columbia, Florence and Greenville. Prenatal genetic counseling appointments are conducted at our Greenwood office as well as at Greenville Hospital System’s Maternal Fetal Medicine office, and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare’s Maternal Fetal Medicine office. Cancer genetic counseling appointments are conducted at our Greenwood office. For other specialty clinics, contact the GGC office nearest you or the healthcare provider who referred you for the address and directions.

How do I get my test results?

If you have been seen at the Greenwood Genetic Center and have questions regarding testing performed at your appointment, please call the genetic counselor or geneticist with whom you met. They will be happy to review those results. If you had testing that was sent to the Greenwood Genetic Center Laboratory by another healthcare provider, please contact that ordering provider for results.

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

If you have additional questions, please contact the nearest Greenwood Genetic Center office. If you are uncertain which office to contact, please call our main office in Greenwood, SC (864) 941-8100 for further assistance.