Diagnostic and Testing

It’s scary and frustrating when your child is sick and you don’t know what’s wrong. With state-of-the-art testing and diagnosis at Children’s Specialty Care Center in Southlake, we’ll help you to find answers quickly. With access to surgery, specialty clinics and imaging under the same roof as us, we have a wealth of resources available to not only test your child, but provide the best follow-up treatment possible.
  • Audiology


    Our team of certified and licensed clinical audiologists offers a wide variety of cutting-edge procedures to evaluate your child’s hearing. We specialize in pediatric assessment at all stages of a child’s development.

    Why Children’s

    • We perform a wide variety of tests to develop recommendations for your child’s educational program and home environment.

    • Our pediatric audiologists are especially skilled in evaluation of newborns.

    • We use state-of-the art procedures to evaluate infants at risk for hearing loss.

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  • Cardiac ECHO


    Cardiac echocardiography (ECHO) is vital for assessing heart disease or defects in children. It’s one of the most widely used non-invasive diagnostic tests for heart disease. Because it uses ultrasound waves to create an image of the heart muscle, it can be used even before your child is born.

    Why Children’s

    • ECHO involves a detailed ultrasound evaluation of the heart, followed by a consultation with one of our specialists.

    • Our non-invasive procedure will determine a heart’s size and pumping strength, as well as diagnose valvular problems, fluid around the heart, blood clots, and abnormal defects.

    • Our echocardiography laboratory is one of only 48 in the country to be accredited by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiographic Laboratories.

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  • EKG


    At Children’s Southlake, we can evaluate the heart’s health with an electrocardiogram (EKG). An EKG is a non-invasive procedure that records the electrical activity of the heart, letting us know exactly what kind of cardiac help your child needs.

    Why Children’s

    • EKG’s evaluate many forms of heart disease.

    • They provide information about heart rate, heart rhythm and anything unusual about the heart’s structure

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  • Laboratory


    “Making life better for children, one test at a time.” That’s the mission of our laboratory and pathology department. Our service at Children’s Souhtlake is tailored to meet the needs of children and staffed with phlebotomists specially trained to draw blood samples from young children. Every test we do is performed by staff skilled in detecting and interpreting test abnormalities and disease states specific to children.

    Why Children’s

    • We offer a full service anatomic and clinical laboratory, tailored to the needs of children.

    • Our phlebotomists are specially trained to obtain blood samples from young children.

    • We feature a large test development and research component.

    • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP No. 20708) and licensed by CLIA No. 45D0481024.

  • Nutrition


    At Children’s Southlake, we offer nutrition assessment, counseling and education for a variety of diagnoses. Whether it’s illness, hospitalization or nutritional counseling, our dietitians are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In fact, our team spends more than 30,000 hours per year caring for patients. Our expertise has led us to be featured throughout the media, discussing obesity, healthy eating and other children’s topics.

    Why Children’s

    We provide nutrition assessment and counseling for:

    • Obesity

    • Abnormal weight gain

    • High cholesterol

    • Feeding Problems for newborns

    • Feeding problems

    • Failure to thrive

    • Protein-calorie malnutrition

    • Anorexia nervosa

    • Bulimia nervosa

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