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Paediatric genetic testing

Tests for hereditary conditions in children

At The Portland Hospital, our consultant geneticists carry out comprehensive genetic testing for your child

Overview

Paediatric genetic testing can be used to diagnose a hereditary condition in a child, to determine their chances of developing a hereditary condition, or to find out if they're a carrier of a genetic mutation. If you already have a child with a genetic disorder, or you or your child's other parent has or is a carrier of a genetic condition, you can have your child tested. The Portland Hospital has partnered with the International Gene Clinic® to offer the most comprehensive private genetics testing for children in the UK. They take a blood or tissue sample from your child and send it to HCA UK Laboratories for analysis. HCA UK Labs operate within a network of international labs so they have access to the latest scientific and technological advances. Once we have the results, our consultant clinical geneticists help you and your child to decide on the best course of action.

Consultant in theatres

Our consultants

We have a team of top consultant paediatric consultants treating both complex and every day symptoms and conditions for children of all ages, from little ones to under-18s. 

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across all our hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    HCA UK at The Shard

    The Shard, 32 St Thomas Street

    London

    SE1 9BS

    Call 020 3131 6888

Request an appointment with a paediatric specialist

To request an appointment, call The Portland Hospital's paediatric unit on the number below. 

020 3918 6525
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