When your child is diagnosed with a genetic disorder, you want them in good hands with experts they can trust. You can count on the genetics team at University of Missouri Health Care Children’s Hospital whose experts have vast experience in treating a variety of genetic disorders.

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We treat children throughout Missouri and surrounding communities and care for children with the following genetic conditions:

  • Developmentally delayed or disabled
  • Birth defects
  • Inherited or suspected genetic conditions

Genetic services for children

  • General genetics clinics. Our board-certified medical geneticists, genetic counselors and dietitians:
    • Diagnose your child’s genetic condition
    • Discuss your child’s prognosis
    • Personalize a treatment plan for your child
    • Provide education and support for your child and family
  • Metabolic genetic services. Our board-certified biochemical geneticists, genetic counselors and dietitians:
    • Diagnose your child’s metabolic condition
    • Discuss your child’s prognosis
    • Personalize a treatment plan for your child
    • Provide education and treatment for your child and family
  • Outreach clinics. Our specialists provide care beyond our four walls in regularly scheduled outreach clinics throughout Missouri, including Springfield and Versailles.
  • Prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling clinic. In conjunction with maternal fetal medicine, we provide:
    • First trimester screening
    • Follow-up of abnormal MSAFP Plus screening
    • Amniocentesis
    • Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
    • Level II ultrasound
    • Fetal echocardiogram
    • Perinatal care
  • Cancer genetic counseling and cancer risk assessment. Our specialists provide these screening services for those with a personal or family history that could be indicative of an inherited cancer syndrome.
  • Community education outreach. We provide support and access to genetic disease information for patients and professionals, as well as educational and community presentations.