Lea Coon, MS, LGC

Lea Coon, MS, LGC is a laboratory genetic counselor in the division of Hematopathology at Mayo Clinic where she specializes in the genetics of thalassemia, hemoglobinopathies, hereditary hemolytic anemias, and disorders of bleeding or clotting. She is an alumna of Northwestern University’s graduate program in genetic counseling. She currently lives in Saint Paul, MN. 

Lea Coon

Reasons for Genetic Counseling

  • Neurology
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  • Newborn Screening
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  • Cancer
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  • Heart
    A cardiovascular genetic counselor specializes in understanding the genetic conditions that affect the heart.
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