Translate this website into the following languages:

Close Tab
UC San Diego Health
menu iconMenu
search iconSearch

Medical Genetics Laboratories


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

  • Chromosomal Analysis
  • Microarray Analysis
  • 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.

See more information on all Clinical Genomics Lab services.

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. More information on genetic counseling.

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

Clinical Genomics Laboratory

Genetic Counseling

Courier service:
Fax: 858-657-5834

Lab location:

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

Shipping instructions

Related News
San Diego Union Tribune

​Authored by Alan Saltiel, PhD, and J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD

Huffington Post

​Features Abraham Palmer, PhD

San Diego Union Tribune

​Features Razelle Kurzrock, MD, and Catriona Jamieson, MD, PhD


​Features Catherine Robertson, MD

Our bimonthly newsletter delivers healthy lifestyle tips, patient stories and research discovery news. Subscribe: