The Section of Clinical Genetics provides comprehensive genetic evaluations for individuals with birth defects, developmental delay, suspected genetic conditions and family histories of genetic disorders.
Our cytogenetics laboratory offers a consultation service to in-house providers and has developed expertise in solid tumor and hematologic oncology karyotypic alterations for pediatric and adult malignancies, routine peripheral blood karyotyping, testing of products of conception, tissue culture, fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) testing, inclusive of touch preparations from frozen tissue and formalin-fixed paraffin-imbedded samples, molecular cytogenetics (specifically, whole genome microarray analysis, available for in-patients with developmental delay, intellectual disability or multiple congenital anomalies). For more information or to contact Section of Clinical Genetics, please call (215) 427-8413.
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia has highly qualified experts who are specially trained to work with the individual and unique needs of infants and pediatric patients. Our team includes two genetic counselors and is led by Michael Charles Schneider, MD, FACMG. To view a list of our specialists, click here.