Molecular Genetics Laboratory
The Molecular Genetics Laboratory or molecular genetics is one of the most advanced and currently mint researching Branches in nation. We combine state-of-the-art genetic testing with comprehensive interpretation of test results by nationally recognized, board certified pediatric specialists, geneticists and genetic counselors to provide clinically relevant molecular tests for a variety of genetic disorders and risk factors.
We are continually expanding our test offerings. Visit our website to stay updated on our test offerings.
We are looking forward the basic human genetics, common genetic disorders, inheritance pattern, genetic basis for the diseases, sensitive periods in human development, detection of the diseases and mechanism of genetic variation and deals with the heritable nature of most of the diseases.
We always demonstrate the clinical relevance of embryology and the importance of understanding key developmental events which is a first step to improving birth outcomes and having healthier babies.
We are currently providing for patients PGD and PGS Techniques in Molecular Biology
Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD or PIGD) refers to genetic profiling of embryos prior to implantation (as a form of embryo profiling), and sometimes even of oocytesprior to fertilization. PGD is considered in a similar fashion to prenatal diagnosis. When used to screen for a specific genetic disease, its main advantage is that it avoids selective pregnancy termination as the method makes it highly likely that the baby will be free of the disease under consideration. PGD thus is an adjunct to assisted reproductive technology, and requires in vitro fertilization (IVF) to obtain oocytes or embryos for evaluation.
Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is used to denote procedures that do not look for a specific disease but use PGD techniques to identify embryos at risk. The PGD allows studying the DNA of eggs or embryos to select those that carry certain damaging characteristics. It is useful when there are previous chromosomal or genetic disorders in the family and within the context of in vitro fertilization programs.
The procedures may also be called preimplantation genetic profiling to adapt to the fact that they are sometimes used on oocytes or embryos prior to implantation for other reasons than diagnosis or screening.
Procedures performed on sex cells before fertilization may instead be referred to as methods of oocyte selection or sperm selection, although the methods and aims partly overlap with PGD.