February 2021

AdventHealth diagnoses severely underweight baby with rare allergy using genomic testing

A Central Florida family is thanking AdventHealth and genomic testing for a life-saving diagnosis that saved their baby boy.

Six months ago, when Michael Ferrara-Urban was three-months-old, he was admitted to AdventHealth for Children (AHFC) for “failure to thrive.”

Last April, AHFC partnered with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine in San Diego to bring the quickest turnaround for genomic test results in the country, to Central Florida for the first time.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Receives New York State Approval for Clinical Sequencing
The Clinical Genome Center at Rady Children's Institute for Genomic Medicine® is one of few labs nationwide approved to perform whole exome and whole genome sequencing on samples sent from all 50 states and the District of Colombia. Photo by Earnie Grafton.

Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine Receives New York State Approval for Clinical Sequencing

San Diego – February 18, 2021 – Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine (RCIGM) is now licensed by New York State to perform clinical molecular testing making the Institute one of the few laboratories nationwide approved to perform whole exome and whole genome sequencing (WGS) on samples sent from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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