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If you’ve been prescribed laboratory tests, our experienced staff will be available to complete the test with you. All results will be sent to your doctor for evaluation.
Most collective insurance companies will reimburse the cost of the laboratory services. This is dependent on your insurance provider and your coverage.
Confidential Genetic Testing
Genetic testing identifies a mutation or not. Test results serve as a relief, eliminating some of the uncertainty surrounding their health. These results may also help doctors make recommendations for treatment or monitoring, and give people more information for making decisions about their and their family’s health, allowing them to take steps to lower his/her chance of developing a disease. For example, as the result of such a finding, someone could be screened earlier and more frequently for the disease and/or could make changes to health habits like diet and exercise. Such a genetic test result can lower a person’s feelings of uncertainty, and this information can also help people to make informed choices about their future, such as whether to have a baby.
Diagnostic testing is used to precisely identify the disease that is making a person ill. The results of a diagnostic test may help you make choices about how to treat or manage your health.
Predictive and pre-symptomatic genetic tests are used to find gene changes that increase a person’s likelihood of developing diseases. The results of these tests provide you with information about your risk of developing a specific disease. Such information may be useful in decisions about your lifestyle and healthcare.
Carrier testing is used to find people who “carry” a change in a gene that is linked to disease. Carriers may show no signs of the disease; however, they have the ability to pass on the gene change to their children, who may develop the disease or become carriers themselves. Some diseases require a gene change to be inherited from both parents for the disease to occur. This type of testing usually is offered to people who have a family history of a specific inherited disease or who belong to certain ethnic groups that have a higher risk of specific inherited diseases.
Prenatal testing is offered during pregnancy to help identify fetuses that have certain diseases.
Newborn screening is used to test babies one or two days after birth to find out if they have certain diseases known to cause problems with health and development.
Pharmacogenomic testing gives information about how certain medicines are processed by an individual’s body. This type of testing can help your healthcare provider choose the medicines that work best with your genetic makeup.
Research genetic testing is used to learn more about the contributions of genes to health and to disease. Sometimes the results may not be directly helpful to participants, but they may benefit others by helping researchers expand their understanding of the human body, health, and disease.
Tomorrow’s Work Force
Our mission is to provide a consultative service to family physicians and MCH pediatricians who want opinions regarding a wide range of pediatric problems.
Recurrent abdominal pain
Failure to thrive
School and behavioural problem
Any pediatric problem for which a physician wants a second opinion or more intensive investigation. Consultation is by referral only.