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Genetics

Personalized care for children with genetic disorders

Advanced technologies now allow geneticists to understand the causes and triggers for many genetic syndromes and disorders — including the rare ones — better than ever before. These technologies also allow multi-disciplinary genetics care teams like ours at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia to identify and treat these disorders earlier in a child’s life, which can positively impact that child’s health and well-being immediately and long-term.

Convenient access to genetics experts

The Pediatric Specialists of Virginia (PSV) Genetics service connects families with a comprehensive healthcare team that includes nationally recognized geneticists. Each family works closely with a genetics counselor who coordinates with the child’s primary care doctor and other care team physicians to identify the genetic testing and treatment services that will work best. The goal is to provide a broad spectrum of care for families to fit the medical and emotional needs of the child.

We are committed to providing support and counseling not just for the child, but for the entire family. Families who see specialists in Genetics at Pediatric Specialists of Virginia have access to:

  • One of the largest pediatric clinical genetics programs in the country.
  • Tests and screenings conducted using some of the most advanced technologies available.

A Typical Visit to Genetics at PSV

  • Collecting medical and family histories
  • A clinical exam
  • Genetic risk and family counseling
  • Recommendations for genetic testing and additional specialist visits
  • Genetic test interpretation

Appropriate referrals will be provided to families as needed. Referrals from Genetics at PSV are often to the following specialties:

Genetic evaluations and testing are available for variety of conditions, including:

  • Birth defects 
  • Down syndrome 
  • Genetic disorders of all types
  • Lysosomal storage disorders
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Cardiac genetics
  • Genetic syndromes
  • Adult genetic conditions
  • Chromosomal abnormalities
  • Unexplained developmental delay
  • Hearing loss
  • Neuromuscular disorders