How Policy Impacts Rare Disease (SERN/SERGG 2022)

Overview of the Rare Disease Advisory Council (RDAC) and how families can get involved in their state’s organization. Find Your State’s RDAC

What is genetic testing? Video in Spanish

Overview of genetic testing. The video is in Spanish with subtitles.

Genetics Visit FAQs

This handout provides answers to frequently asked questions about a genetics visit and what to expect.   Genetics Visit FAQ in English  Genetics Visit FAQ in Spanish 

Telemedicine Tips for Patients and Families/Caregivers

This is a guide to help you prepare for your telemedicine appointment with your provider. Your provider may have additional requirements for you that are not listed in the document. … More →

Healthcare Interpreter Resources

Are you looking for a healthcare interpreter to provide medical interpretation for your patients? Here is a list of professional healthcare interpreter organizations for states in the southeastern region. Alabama … More →

Pathway to Newborn Screening Facilitated by Collaborations with a Parent Organization A Case Scenario: GAMT Deficiency

As a part of the SERN Lunch and Learn series, Heidi Wallis and Marzia Pasquali, PhD, FACMG discussed how they collaborated to have GAMT (guanidinoacetate N-methyltransferase) Deficiency recommended for being … More →


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The Early Check Expanded Newborn Screening Study in North Carolina

As a part of the SERN Lunch and Learn series, Holly Peay, Ph.D., MS, and Cynthia Powell, MD, MS discussed their research on expanding newborn screening in North Carolina for … More →

Gene Therapy

Dr. Dwight D. Koeberl, MD, Ph.D. from Duke University was the keynote speaker for the 2021 SERN/SERGG meeting. Dr. Koeberl is a Professor of Pediatrics and a Professor in Molecular … More →

What are Chromosomes and Genes? Video in Spanish

Overview of the concepts of genes and chromosomes, the basics of genetics. The video is in Spanish with English subtitles.

Tennessee Public Health Laboratory

Public health laboratory that consists of providing lab support for public health programs in the state, including newborn screening. . There are 2 laboratory facilities in the state located in Nashville and Knoxville.

Diagnosing the Previously Undiagnosable through Genomic Medicine

General Information on Newborn Screening

Provides an overview of the newborn screening program in the state and connect families with resources related to the newborn screening process

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

This program screens and provides treatment for infants diagnosed with a hearing condition and support for families

List of Newborn Screening Conditions Screened in Tennessee

Currently screens for 71 conditions in the following categories: amino acids, endocrine, fatty acid oxidation, hemoglobin, organic acid, and other disorders/conditions

Family Connection

Provide resources and connection to services for families with children with special healthcare needs

State Medicaid Application: TennCare

Central application system to apply for Medicaid coverage for TennCare, CoverKids, and Medicare Savings Program. Individual must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income women, infants, and children up to the age of 5 with supplemental nutrition

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

A federally funded program to provide low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, or postpartum women, infants, and children up to the age of five with supplemental nutrition

Special Formula Program

Nutritional formula provided to children and youth under the age of 18 with selected medical conditions and who meet certain eligibility requirements