Journal article

Diagnostic and service impact of genomic testing technologies in a neonatal intensive care unit

Natalie B Tan, Tiong Yang Tan, Melissa M Martyn, Ravi Savarirayan, David J Amor, Amanda Moody, Susan M White, Zornitza Stark

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: To investigate the diagnostic and service impact of chromosomal microarray and whole exome sequencing (WES) in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). METHODS: This was a retrospective medical record review of NICU patients referred for genetics consultation at three time points over a 9-year period at a single centre to determine referral indications, genetic consultation outcomes and time to diagnosis. RESULTS: The number of NICU patients referred for genetics consultation increased from 44 in 2007 to 95 in 2015. The proportion of NICU patients suspected of having a genetic condition following clinical geneticist assessment remained stable, averaging 5.3% of all admissions. The proport..

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