Children’s Mercy neonatologists are working with the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine to quickly diagnose children with complex medical conditions and provide the best possible care.
Fetal Health Center
The combination of the Children’s Mercy Elizabeth J. Ferrell Fetal Health Center and the Genome Center offers neonatologists the ability to study the cause of a newborn’s conditions and complications. Understanding the causes of disease features and misdevelopment of organ systems offers neonatologists a better idea of where to look and what to monitor to improve outcomes.
Genomic Sequencing for NICU Babies
Diagnosis of genetic diseases in as few as 50 hours with STAT-Seq provides an understanding of a sick newborn’s condition and the ability to take quick action, which can often mean the difference between life and death for acutely ill babies in the NICU.