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Genetic Services for Children

About Our Service

Changes in genetic material can disrupt normal growth, development and health. Our pediatric genetics team offers evaluation, treatment and genetic counseling for families of children with known or suspected inherited disorders, birth defects, developmental delays or inborn errors of metabolism. 

We use our Cytogenetics Laboratory to provide chromosome analysis on amniotic fluid, chorionic villus samples, peripheral blood, products of conception, skin fibroblasts and bone marrow. Additional testing includes fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) and constitutional chromosomal microarray analyses.

Medical Genetics 
A medical geneticist and a genetic counselor offer up-to-date genetic testing, diagnosis and recurrence risk counseling to families seeking care.

Your child’s evaluation includes a complete family and pregnancy history. Our goal is to help you discover the cause of your child’s condition or to provide information on a previously diagnosed genetic disorder

Biochemical Genetics 
Our pediatric biochemical genetics program is the only one of its kind in West Michigan. Our specialists are experts in the evaluation, prevention, treatment and discovery of diseases caused by defects in human biochemical processes. Some disorders may be identified during the newborn screening process while others can present with symptoms at any age. The team includes specially trained physicians, dietitians, genetic counselors and nurses all dedicated to providing excellent care to your family