Department of Medical Genetics
1.Laboratories of molecular genetics and cytology
Many genetic disorders can be diagnosed in our department using modern methodology. The tests can be requested by a physician by filling in and sending the request form to our department along with the patient’s sample.
We are in contact with Gendia.
>>Tests performed by Gendia<<
2. Genetic counseling
Genetic counseling is performed by pediatricians and clinical geneticists every weekday. In our genetic counseling we examine children and adults with a developmental or muscle disorder, neurolgical abnormalities, mental retardation or with a disroder showing familiar accumulation that likely has a genetic background. Counseling is preceeded by a thorough clinical examination and pedigree analysis. Based on the diagnosis and the identification of the affected individuals, the mode of inheritance can be determined in most of the cases. These examinations are accompanied by cytogenetic, molecular genetic, metabolic and other laboratory tests as well. The results are disclosed with the family members during genetic counseling, where the counseling physician informs the patients about the disorder, its genetic background, expected prognosis and the risk of the possibly affected family members. Decisions about future family planning or already existing pregnancies are made in the light of the information received.
3. Developmental neurology
Screening, neurolgical examination and treatment of newborns and infants with possible neurological defects is done from ages 0-18.
Th: 7:00-11:00 (every second week) 9:00-13:00 (every first week)
Patient care for children with locomotor disorders and handicap. We offer a personalized rehabilitation plan and search or provide means to follow these plans. Depending on the disorder we consult other experts and recommend medical aids.
Physiotherapy of patients.
Psycho-diagnostic examinaion of children referred to our department together with counseling for their families.