Nicklaus Children’s Hospital has several outpatient and urgent care centers throughout South Florida, including on-demand, virtual care.
Walk-in urgent care with no appointment needed.
Serving as your child's primary doctor's office.
Pediatric specialty consultations available closer to home.
A full range of comprehensive services all under one roof.
Connect with providers from the comfort of your own home.
With over 800 pediatric physicians on staff, we’re dedicated to helping you connect with the right specialist for your needs.
We have expertise in treating children and educating families on hundreds of different conditions.
We use cutting-edge, specialized treatments and procedures to ensure the best care for your child.
Also known as: whole genome sequencing, WGS.
Whole genome sequencing is a complex laboratory technique that involves transcribing in a single process, all of the genes in a genome (which is all of a child’s genetic material). This technique (as opposed to examining each gene individually) is helpful in diagnosing difficult and rare clinical genetic conditions which may have been investigated by a variety of pediatric subspecialists.
Blood is drawn routinely from a vein which is sent to a laboratory for testing.
No special preparation is needed for the test.
Pain, bleeding, infection, bleeding and damage to surrounding organs and tissues are potential risks of blood being drawn.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:25 PM