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Complex care in children

This is the first time that sequencing has been provided to these patients as a first diagnostic test (rather than after other options have been exhausted).

Genomic sequencing will be offered to a group of infants and children who have complex medical problems likely to involve two or more body systems. This is the first time that sequencing has been provided to these patients as a first diagnostic test (rather than after other options have been exhausted).

Most complex medical conditions have an underlying genetic basis, are lifelong and incurable. These conditions cause diverse and severe health effects, with some children becoming acutely unwell.

Based on findings from the Alliance's Demonstration Project and other studies, it is anticipated that 30% to 60% of patients will receive a diagnosis through this project.

Click here for more information on Melbourne Genomics' complex care project.