About the Lab
The Section of Pediatric Cardiology at the Heart Center at Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine has a well-established reputation for excellence in patient care. The John Welsh Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory was established as part of our commitment to providing the highest quality of service and cutting-edge medical and scientific technology to our patients and the cardiology/medical community.
The John Welsh Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory also offers free medical consultation services via telephone or email to any physician or genetic counselor. Our medical director, Dr. Daniel J. Penny, is the chief of Pediatric Cardiology at Texas Children’s, and our laboratory director, Dr. Yuxin Fan, is certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics in Clinical Molecular Genetics. Thus, we are able to offer expert insight into the clinical and molecular aspects of the diseases for which we offer testing.
The goals of the John Welsh Cardiovascular Diagnostic Laboratory are to offer the highest quality of molecular diagnostic testing possible and to provide physicians and genetic counselors with the information that they need to provide their patients an optimal standard-of-care.