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Discover How Genomics Can Help Your Child

AdventHealth for Children is dedicated to the advancement of pediatric genomics.  With this commitment we have partnered with San Diego-based Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to bring rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing to Central Florida families for the first time. The testing will help critically ill babies and children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions receive appropriate care.

We believe that the foundation of whole person care lies in genomics and is the future of medicine. 

“Genomics is the future of medicine. This advanced testing can have a significant impact on how we diagnose and treat patients,. Rady Children’s Institute is a leader in genomic medicine, and this partnership will help us provide the best care to some of the littlest and sickest patients in our care.” - Dr. Rajan Wadhawan, Senior Executive Officer, AdventHealth for Children. 

 

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One of a Kind Pediatric Care

Caring for Genetic Disorders and Metabolic Conditions

AdventHealth for Children provides genetic testing and management for children with a known or suspected inherited metabolic disorders. Our team of experts work together to provide genetic counseling and education about your child's condition in addition to medication and strategies for life-long management.

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Conditions and Treatments

The following genetic testing is available to support newborn screenings, and diagnosis and ongoing treatment of metabolic disorders:

  • Acylcarnitine
  • Biotinidase
  • Carnitine Plasma and Urine
  • CSF Amino Acids
  • Hereditary Fructose Intolerance
  • Homocysteine
  • Lactate
  • Plasma Amino Acids
  • Plasma Carnitine
  • Pyruvate
  • Urine Organic Acids
  • Urine Succinylacetone
Partnership is in our DNA

Rady Children's Hospital

Located on the campus of Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, the Rady Children’s Institute houses a state-of-the-art genome sequencing lab and employs a multi-disciplinary team of experts who specialize in providing timely and accurate guidance to physicians caring for children with rare genetic disease.

The Rady partnership is the latest in AdventHealth’s investment in genomics.  This partnerships will help AdventHealth for Children provide advanced diagnostic technology that will rapidly identify the causes of rare genetic disorders in some of the sickest infants and children. 

“Our team is focused on using the power of rapid Whole Genome Sequencing to identify or rule out most genetic diseases in one swift step and empower the medical team at the bedside to provide personalized treatment and improve outcomes,” said Dr. Stephen Kingsmore, president and CEO of Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine. “We’re delighted to partner with AdventHealth to bring the life-changing benefits of Rapid Precision Medicine® to the children and families of Central Florida.”

Meet the Team

Patients at AdventHealth for Children can be referred to participate in genomic testing with our team of care experts, including physicians who:

  • Are board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics
  • Have expertise in Clinical Genetics; Biochemical Genetics & Newborn Screening; Cytogenetics
  • Have experience with clinical trials for genetic disorders
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