Norton Children’s Genetics Center, affiliated with the UofL School of Medicine, was established to help children who have special needs realize their full potential. Specialists provide outreach consultations across Kentucky along with health management, family support and resources for children with:
At the first visit, a clinical geneticist will:
The genetic counselor assists families in understanding recommended tests and what to expect from each test. This includes explaining patterns of inheritance, recurrence risks, natural history of diseases and genetic testing options. The genetic counselor also will explain test results and what they mean, and may recommend further medical services.
We work with families to establish a unique nutritional therapy plan for children with metabolic disorders. Metabolic nutrition services can include:
We work closely with Norton Children’s Maternal-Fetal Medicine to provide prenatal counseling for expectant parents regarding:
Exposure to potentially harmful infections or compounds