Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing services offered in Alpharetta, GA

If your child is at risk of a genetic disorder, or you suspect they have one based on their symptoms, see board-certified pediatrician Vidya Krishnamurthy, MD, at Pediatrics and Genetics in Alpharetta, Georgia. She offers genetic testing to make accurate diagnoses and help you manage genetic conditions in babies, children, and teenagers. Schedule genetic testing by phone or online today.

What is genetic testing?

Genetic testing at Pediatrics and Genetics involves blood tests or other diagnostic testing that screens for genetic disorders in children. The practice is one of the few private medical genetics clinics in the United States. It helps diagnose, manage, and counsel individuals and their families regarding genetic abnormalities. 

Dr. Krishnamurthy is highly skilled in genetic testing, diagnoses, and the medical management of genetic conditions. 

What can genetic testing screen for?

Genetic testing at Pediatrics and Genetics can screen for:

  • Congenital disabilities
  • Dysmorphism
  • Mental handicaps
  • Down syndrome 
  • Metabolic and mitochondrial disorders
  • Skeletal dysplasia
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Teratogens
  • Cancer genetics 
  • Prenatal diagnosis
  • Developmental delays
  • Autism
  • Short stature
  • Epilepsy
  • Chromosomal rearrangements
  • DiGeorge syndrome
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Marfan syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Turner syndrome
  • Williams syndrome

Dr. Krishnamurthy helps diagnose and manage genetic disorders based on her experience and extensive research.

What are the benefits of genetic testing?

The advantages of genetic testing at Pediatrics and Genetics include peace of mind, an accurate diagnosis, and effective treatments needed to help your child and family thrive. Genetic testing enables you to know what to expect with genetic conditions.

What can I expect during genetic testing?

The first step of genetic testing is an evaluation of your child with Dr. Krishnamurthy, though she also offers prenatal genetic testing before babies are born. She reviews your child’s medical history, family medical history, symptoms, lifestyle, medications, and more.

She also checks your child’s vital signs, weighs them, and evaluates their height, growth, and development. Dr. Krishnamurthy also completes a physical exam. She offers blood testing, developmental assessments, and additional testing if required to make an accurate diagnosis. 

She interprets the test results to confirm a diagnosis and coordinates care with other physicians or hospitals whenever necessary. Dr. Krishnamurthy also works with appropriate research professionals to ensure your child receives the best care available. 

What happens after genetic testing?

Pediatrics and Genetics offers an array of services for children diagnosed with genetic disorders. Dr. Krishnamurthy may recommend prenatal counseling for parents and counseling for children and their families. 

She offers medication prescriptions when appropriate, personalized nutrition counseling, and specialist referrals, tailoring a treatment plan best suited for your child and family.

Schedule genetic testing at Pediatrics and Genetics by phone or online today.