Medical Genetics & Genomics Clinic
UCSF's Pediatric Medical Genetics & Genomics Clinic serves children who are at risk for or suspected of having a genetically based disorder. Parents typically come to us because their child has a birth defect or is showing developmental delays or learning differences, or because there is a family history of a genetic condition.
Our comprehensive team includes both doctors expert in medical genetics and genetic counselors, who will evaluate your child's medical records and family history to form an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan and make recommendations on further genetic testing and management. Initial consultations typically take 60 to 90 minutes and include a physical exam and medical overview; from there, doctors may order blood tests, diagnostic imaging, or other exploratory procedures at the main hospital.
Genetic disorders affect the entire family, especially in situations where siblings may also be susceptible. Our approach includes consideration of the implications of a patient's health and of genetic testing for the entire family.
Children with known or strongly suspected inborn errors of metabolism should be seen at our San Francisco clinic. Inborn errors of metabolism are rare genetic (inherited) disorders in which the body cannot properly turn food into energy.
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What to Bring
- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your child's condition
- List of medications, including dosages, plus any your child is allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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