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Neurogenetics

Neurogenetics

The Al Jalila Children’s Genomics Centre is a state-of-the-art unit that was created to offer a wide range of genetic testing and counselling services, thus filling a notable gap in the region for such a facility in view of the global increasing demand for genetic testing. The Genomics Centre at Al Jalila Children’s possesses cutting-edge technologies capable of conducting the most sophisticated genetic testing. Additionally, a team of highly specialised, western-board certified team of physicians oversee and run the Centre.

Genetics is being rapidly integrated into all aspects of modern medicine and with the support of our genetic counselling core, the first in the UAE, we offer genetic services in our Neurology Clinic.

Our paediatric neurologist will provide a complete evaluation of the patient while our genetic counsellor will be present to help discuss all aspects of genetic testing including pre-test counselling for genetic testing, the genetic basis of disease, discuss all possible outcomes including what a positive result may mean for the family and also the benefits and limitations of genetic testing.

A genetic diagnosis can be important to determine prognosis and recurrence risks for future pregnancies. Our team will interpret the results in the context of the patient’s family history to determine the most appropriate treatment plan and if necessary, recommend further genetic testing.

We offer consultation and examination for all children with a suspected genetic neurological condition including:

  • Epilepsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • POLG related disorders
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Mitochondrial disorders

Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)

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