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.

AdventHealth for Children, Rady Children’s Institute launch genomics partnership to help critically ill kids

ORLANDO, Fla., and SAN DIEGO, Oct. 5, 2020 AdventHealth for Children is partnering with Rady Children’s Institute for Genomic Medicine to bring rapid and ultra-rapid whole genome sequencing to Central Florida families for the first time. The testing will help critically ill babies and children in intensive care with unexplained medical conditions receive appropriate care. Read More