Children's Special Diagnostics and Apnea Programs

Pulmonary Diagnostics and Apnea Program 

Provides diagnostic services to inpatients and outpatients requiring ventilatory control diagnostic testing, infant car seat evaluations and pulmonary function diagnostic testing. Serves preterm infants through young adults. Collaborates with Asthma Clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Program and area schools. Diagnostic services are provided by Cardiopulmonary Technologists (Respiratory Therapists with additional training and experience).

The Apnea Program is located within Pulmonary Diagnostics. This program is staffed by RNs to evaluate, provide comprehensive education to care givers and outpatient clinical management for infants requiring home apnea monitoring. Infant and child CPR training is provided to families of inpatients as ordered.

Special Diagnostic Center

Children’s Special Diagnostic Center offers a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to diagnosis and development of treatment plans for children who have complex and difficult-to-diagnose conditions.  The center provides comprehensive diagnostic services in one convenient, cost-effective location for a number of specialties including behavioral pediatrics, cardiology, endocrinology, neurology, nutrition/gastroenterology and pediatric urology.

Infant Apnea/Pediatric Sleep Disorders Program

Children’s Sleep Center specialized in the diagnosis, testing and clinical interventions for sleep disorders in infants, children, adolescents and young adults.  Our specialties cover the full spectrum of sleep disorders, including difficulty falling or staying awake, breathing difficulties while sleeping, and challenges related to waking and staying awake.  Newly expanded and located at Children’s – St. Paul in the Ritchie Medical Plaza, the sleep center includes Children’s sleep clinic which provides a comprehensive outpatient clinical evaluation and a six-bed sleep lab that conducts closely monitored overnight sleep tests seven nights a week.  Children’s Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. As a pediatric-specific program, it is one of less than ten in the United States to receive this distinction.

The Infant Apnea program provides services to infants and young children (up to 18 months of age) with apnea-related diagnoses.

The Pediatric Sleep program provides services to infants four months old through age 21 with sleep-related diagnoses.