Medical Genetics Laboratories

FOR PATIENTS

For cancer genetics testing or counseling, call 858-822-3240 or visit Family Cancer Genetics Program.

For prenatal or preconception testing or counseling, call 858-657-7200 or visit Fetal Care and Genetics Center.

As Southern California's comprehensive genetic services provider, the Medical Genetics Laboratories provide state-of-the-art genetic testing services to health care professionals and their patients.

Genetic Testing Services

Staffed by highly trained licensed professionals and laboratory personnel, our laboratories work closely with board-certified medical geneticists and genetic counselors to ensure timely interpretation of laboratory results.

Cytogenetics/Cytogenomics Lab

bullet Chromosomal Analysis

bullet Microarray Analysis

bullet FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) 

See more information on all Cytogenetics/Cytogenomics Lab services

Clinical Genomics Lab

Molecular Analysis
DNA- and RNA-based testing for determination of carrier status, prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of disease, identification of acquired mutations, and predictive analysis of future disease. See more information.

Genetic Counseling

Our geneticists are dedicated to providing you with the information and genetic counseling you need to make the best possible choices regarding the future of your family, including prenatal counseling and cancer risk counseling. See more information.

Genetic Testing Background

Over the past 15 years, the medical genetics community has witnessed a rapid rise in the identification of disease-related genes and the subsequent availability of genetic tests that detect disease or an individual's carrier risk of disease.

Currently, more than 4,000 genetic diseases are known, and over 900 genetic tests are available through diagnostic laboratories. Some tests identify chromosome abnormalities such as aneuploidy and rearrangements. Other tests detect the presence of inherited gene mutations and can confirm a suspected diagnosis of disease, determine an individual's carrier state, or predict future disease. Genetic tests are also performed to identify acquired gene mutations in cancerous cells.

Contact Us

Cytogenetics/Cytogenomics Laboratory, 858-657-5832

Clinical Genomics Laboratory, 858-657-5722

Genetic Counseling, 858-657-7200

Courier service:
858-657-5784
Fax: 858-657-5834
Email: mgenetic@ucsd.edu

Lab location:
Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, 10300 Campus Point Drive, Suite 150

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