Genetic defects can be causative for many diseases in childhood. These include abnormalities in a child’s appearance (phenotypic anomalies), developmental delay or mental retardation, autism, speech delays, congenital hearing, and visual impairments, as well as congenital metabolic disorders or congenital neurological and muscular disorders. With the correct diagnosis, it is possible to start therapy or support for the child at an early stage. In addition, the concomitant diseases that often accompany a syndrome can be detected and treated. With the help of genetic consultation, parents can also assess whether other children are also at risk of developing the disease.
We offer genetic consultation, testing, and diagnostics in all cases of suspected genetic disorders.
In addition to the points mentioned above, pediatric genetic consultation and diagnostics also include examining the blood of both parents (if available). CeGaT offers a large variety of genetic tests, more details: Genetic diagnostics overview.