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The Genetics Clinic at Children's Mercy provides state-of-the-art evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and counseling for a variety of inherited conditions and chromosome disorders and genetic birth defects. The team includes physicians who are board-certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics and genetic counselors, all here to help you and your child. 

You will meet with a team of experienced professionals who will provide extensive family counseling. Depending on your child's unique needs, care team members may include:

  • Clinical geneticists

  • Genetic counselors

  • Nutritionists

  • Social workers

Our laboratories provide a full range of diagnostic services including:

  • Biochemical testing

  • Chromosome analysis

  • Microarray comparative genomic hybridization

  • Molecular (DNA) studies

Before your appointment

Sometimes it's necessary to have your primary care doctor order additional genetic or metabolic lab work on your child and/or you as parents prior to your clinic visit. This provides your family with the best evaluation possible during your appointment in the Genetics Clinic.

Before scheduling an appointment, please be prepared to present the following medical records:

  • Recent note of visit to provider who requested the consultation 

  • Genetic and/or metabolic lab work results

  • Any other specialists your child has seen

  • Radiology records

Inside the Genetics Clinic

What to expect at your visit


Services and resources for early diagnosis and intervention of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Consultative services and screening mechanisms for children with Down syndrome.

  • Abnormal newborn state genetic screening

  • Ambiguous genitalia

  • Birth defects

  • Chromosome abnormalities

  • Developmental delay

  • Dysmorphic features

  • Family history of birth defects

  • Fragile X syndrome

  • Genetic disorders (known or suspected)

  • Growth abnormalities

  • Hearing loss

  • Inborn errors of metabolism

  • Intrauterine teratogen exposure

  • Marfan syndrome

  • Metabolic abnormalities

  • Multiple miscarriage

  • Neuromuscular disorders

  • Prenatal diagnosis

Contact the Genetics Clinic

Patients and families of the Genetics Clinic, Genetics and Dysmorphology Clinic and metabolic genetic patients.

(816) 234-3771
(866) 512-2168 

Health care professionals

Please contact the genetics division office.

(816) 302-3290


Rare Patient Family Advisory Council

The Rare Patient Family Advisory Council works in partnership with the Children’s Mercy Genetics Clinic staff members to advocate on behalf of parents and patients for the best quality of care and research.

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