“When I developed my cancer 20 years ago, I could not wrap my head around how I developed it until my doctor mentioned that I get this test done. I was elated when I finally received the test results and they determined that it couldn’t possibly be genetic, now my daughters don’t have to worry and I also don’t have to worry as much about it coming back. It puts my mind at ease big time, I was very impressed.”

                     -Carla K.

About Apollo Genetics

America's Choice for Genetic Testing

Located in Baton Rouge, LA and part of Apollo Lab Group, Apollo Genetics is one of only a few labs that can perform next generation genetic testing.  Our genetics lab is licensed in 49 states for accepting new patients. We accept patients from reference labs, physician referrals, and personal inquiries. Talk with us or your primary care physician about receiving your genetic testing through Apollo Genetics. Out of pocket and insurance plans are both accepted. 

CLIA certified and CAP Accredited 

Apollo Genetics is a CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited laboratory that specializes in next generation genome sequencing. Being CAP Accredited allows us to apply the best emerging practices and apply them to improve laboratory performance in every area. In order to receive CAP accreditation, a laboratory must demonstrate that it operates with the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and consistency. More importantly, being CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited ensures your testing and screening results meet and exceed industry standards.

Owatha Loye "Tootie" Tatum, Laboratory Director

Tootie Tatum received both her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and her graduate degree in Biology from Texas Tech University. Following these achievements, she received her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico. In 2009, she earned her certification for High Complexity Lab Director (HLCD) from the American Board of Bioanalysis, as well as her certification for American Society for Clinical Pathology MB(ASCP). She has dedicated her career to the development of genomic science and has led many teams in the field of genetics, including her service as Team Leader and Molecular Pathology Specialty Inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Over the course of her career, she has earned a multitude of awards for her work as Professor at Texas Tech University and she has also served as Board Member for the American Board of Bioanalysis, Pharmazan, and the University of California, Berkeley Center for Gender, Equity, and Leadership.

Location and Hours of Operation
Apollo Genetics
6400 Perkins Road, Suite C2038  
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
8:00am-5:00pm (CST)
Qualifier Representatives: (855) 553-9988    
Laboratory Representatives: (225) 763-2881 

Learn more about our genetic lab services. Call us today (855) 553-9988 or request a free brochure.

6400 Perkins Road, Suite C2038 Baton Rouge, La 7808
Contact Our Lab: (225) 763-2881
Or Our Qualifying Team: (855) 553-9988