Genetics

Know Your Genetics

At CHRISTUS Health, we provide a compassionate approach to individuals and families seeking answers about genetic conditions. Our team is committed to improving the quality of life for patients and their families with genetic conditions. Our team is ready to help you and your health care team better understand your genetic health.

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Genetic Specialists

Our genetic specialists provides evaluation, diagnosis, genetic counseling, treatment, and management for pediatric and adult patients with a known or suspected genetic condition. The initial evaluation usually includes a detailed medical and family history, physical examination, and discussion about genetic testing, if recommended. When a genetic diagnosis is known, we provide information to families about the pattern of inheritance, potential complications and prognosis of the condition, and testing options for at risk family members.

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Genetic Evaluations

Genetic conditions are common and can affect any age group or body system. We see children and adults in our outpatient clinic and in the hospital to evaluate the cause for many conditions, including developmental delay, intellectual disability, autism, birth defects, deafness, epilepsy, and many other conditions.

State-of-the-art genetic testing is a routine part of this evaluation. When we confirm the correct diagnosis, the genetics team will develop detailed management and treatment plans. We make sure our patients, their families, and their health care teams have a better understanding of their genetic condition and what they can do about it.

Genetic Counseling

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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counselors interpret genetic risks, explain testing options and test results, and help people understand and adapt to a genetic diagnosis.

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Have You Been Referred to The Children's Hospital of San Antonio?

Next Steps

Once you have been referred to the Genetics Clinic at The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, please complete the following forms within 30 days and return them to our clinic in one of the following ways:


Mail:

The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio
David Christopher Goldsbury Center for Children’s and Families
Genetics Clinic, 2nd Floor, Clinic 2C
333 North Santa Rosa Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207

Fax: 210-704-4037

Email: genetics.chofsa@christushealth.org

Once the forms are submitted, we will contact you to arrange an appointment at one of our clinic locations. If you have questions, please call 210-704-0407.

Your family medical history is one of the most important aspects of your genetic health care. All patients seen for a genetics evaluation will need to provide a detailed family health history in order for our specialists to understand the conditions in your family which may be affecting you or your child’s health.

If your visit will involve a discussion about a specific genetic diagnosis or test result, please be sure to bring any documentation, including copies of records from your doctor or laboratory reports. If you have concerns about a health problem or condition that runs in your family, providing photographs of relatives can be helpful.