Our Services

Diagnostic Expertise

A multidisciplinary approach to assessment and diagnosis.

At Children's Hospital's Brain Care Institute, each child is examined by a team of specialists, including our neuroimaging experts, who conduct a comprehensive neurometabolic assessment.

  • Laboratory testing of various tissue types (blood, urine, and when appropriate skin, muscle, liver and/or cerebrospinal fluid) is taken for our pediatric pathologists to study.
  • Neurologic testing, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), electroencephalogram (EEG), and nerve conduction velocities/electromyogram (NCV/EMG)
  • Other subspecialists, such as in gastroenterology/intestinal failure clinic, cardiology, ophthalmology, hematology, neuropsychology, and orthopaedics, are available and consulted as needed

Understanding what may have caused your child’s condition.

Genetic counseling is a crucial part of the diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial and metabolic disorders. Our genetic counselors are available to help identify and counsel families at risk, serve as patient advocates, help families understand genetic disorders and their consequences, and provide support for families.

Last Update
April 3, 2014
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Last Update
April 3, 2014