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Our genetics team collaborates with other specialists at the hospital to ensure that each child receives comprehensive, coordinated care. These specialists can include experts in neurosurgery, rehabilitation therapy, developmental medicine, psychology, neurology and many more.

general genetics clinic

We provide diagnosis and genetic counseling for children and adults with concerns about genetic disease, birth defect and/ or intellectual disability/developmental delay.

metabolic clinic

Our geneticists are board certified in biochemical genetics and work closely with our nurse and dietician to diagnose, treat and prevent metabolic disorders. Our services include:

  • Follow-up for abnormal newborn screen - We provide definitive testing for abnormal newborn screening tests for inborn errors of metabolism and provide follow-up and treatment for children with conclusive diagnoses.
  • We provide management of individuals with inborn errors of metabolism including supervision of metabolic diet with a metabolic dietician for:
    • Amino acid disorders
    • Fatty acid disorders
    • Organic acid disorders
    • Lysosomal storage disease
    • Galactosemia
    • Biotinidase deficiency
  • Enzyme replacement infusion services for lysosomal storage diseases - We manage individuals with lysosomal storage disorders including treatment (enzyme replacement therapy, substrate reduction therapy), surveillance (associated comorbidities), and appropriate coordination of care for:
    • Gaucher disease
    • Fabry disease
    • Mucopolysaccharidosis type I (Hurler syndrome), II (Hunter syndrome) and IV (Morquio syndrome)
    • Glycogen storage disease Type II (Pompe syndrome)

connective tissue disorders

We provide diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment and referral to related specialists for adults and children concerned about connective tissue disorders including:

  • Osteogenesis imperfecta
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Loeys dietz syndrome
  • Ehlers danlos syndrome

the cancer genetics program

We provide genetic counseling, risk assessment, genetic testing and support for patients with adult and pediatric cancers including:

  • Hereditary breast ovarian cancer (HBOC)
  • Lynch syndrome
  • Familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP)
  • Li-Fraumeni syndrome
  • Hereditary retinoblastoma
  • Hereditary pheochromocytoma paraganglioma
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia types I and II
  • Von Hippel Lindau and other hereditary renal cancer syndromes

hereditary cardiovascular disease program

We provide genetic counseling, risk assessment, genetic testing and support for children and adults with hereditary cardiovascular diseases including:

fetal to newborn care center

Specialists at Dayton Children’s work closely with physicians throughout our community to provide the best possible care for babies during pregnancy and in the early stages of life.

When problems are detected during pregnancy, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment is available through the Fetal to Newborn Care Center, a joint collaborative of Dayton Children’s and Miami Valley Hospital. The Center offers care coordination throughout pregnancy, advanced diagnostic testing, genetic counseling and advanced treatment during pregnancy and after birth.

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preconception risk assessment

We provide families with genetic counseling and risk assessment for personal or family histories suggestive of a genetic disorder.

multidisciplinary team clinics

Our team works closely to collaborate and provide seamless care for your child. We work with the following programs and clinics:

genetics laboratory services

  • Molecular (DNA) testing-in house and send-out services
  • Plasma amino acid quantification
  • Chromosome testing (karyotype)
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridization ( FISH)
  • Chromosome microarray (CMA) testing
contact us appointments

The genetics department welcomes phone calls to 937- 641-3800 during our normal business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

A physician referral is necessary prior to the child’s first outpatient visit. All follow up appointments will be made during your clinic visit or by calling central scheduling 937-641-4000.