The epilepsy genetic consultation provides a consultation for children with known genetic epilepsy syndromes. The goal of the epilepsy genetics clinic is to offer expert clinical consultation with an epilepsy physician and supportive services (genetic counselor, social worker) as needed. Medical information and all lab, EEG, and imaging testing needs to be provided prior to this clinic in order to be fully reviewed prior to the clinic appointment.
The epilepsy genetics testing clinic provides evaluation and support for children and families with known or suspected genetic epilepsy syndrome.
Prior to your child’s visit, the epilepsy genetics team will review your child’s medical history. At the clinic appointment, you and your child will meet with a nurse practitioner, genetic counselor, and social worker. During the clinic appointment, a detailed medical and family history will be discussed. A physical exam will also be completed, in addition to discussion of recommended genetic tests and/or your child’s previous genetic testing results. The clinic can provide resources and support, as learning genetic information can sometimes be emotionally difficult. In most cases, prior authorization from your insurance company is necessary prior to proceeding with genetic testing. This clinic is often 1-2 hours in length. Both parents and the patient need to attend the clinic.