Uncovering the uniqueness of every child.
At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, you can count on compassionate, supportive genetic counseling, and advanced care for your child and your family.
Compassion and experience come together to address the needs of children and families with genetic disorders.
Each child is unique. Their genes play a big role in making them who they are. But gene changes can cause health problems, including birth defects, chronic diseases, developmental and intellectual disorders, and hearing or vision loss.
Genetic disorders can develop spontaneously. They are also passed down through families. Genetic disorders are also seen at higher rates in children born to mothers over the age of 35.
At St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, our team is specially trained to address the needs of children and families with genetic disorders. Our genetic counselors explain the results of genetic tests and provide the support you and your child need.
Comprehensive Pediatric Genetics Care
Our team offers evaluations for:
- Birth defects
- Chronic diseases
- Developmental delays
- Family history of genetic disorders
- Intellectual disabilities
- Suspected genetic abnormalities
We also provide consultations on adult-onset genetic diseases.
Advanced Testing Services
Our genetics team has access to advanced in-house laboratory testing for genetic conditions. We have expertise with the latest techniques for identifying chromosomal abnormalities within blood and tumors. We also offer fetal genetic testing and whole-genome analysis.