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New technologies in the Genetics Department:

Right from genetic testing to genetic counselling, all under one roof, we at the Molecular Biology and Cytogenetics department of Kokilaben Hospital perform and study genetic tests for the detection of various neurological, cardiovascular and haematological disorders and cancer.

MiSeq Illumina Next Generation Sequencer

Next-generation sequencing (NGS) has allowed for lower cost, higher-throughput targeted genome sequencing. The MiSeq desktop sequencer provides tailored personalized targeted therapy in cancer patients. It gives genetic insights for diagnosis of complex neurological disease and even modern lifestyle diseases so that people at risk can be identified and managed.

Applied Biosystems 3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer

The Applied Biosystems 3500xL Dx Genetic Analyzer is used in establishing genetic diagnosis for patients (eg. Beta thalassemia, Breast cancer- BRCA 1 & 2 gene sequencing, Cystic Fibrosis, neurological disorders-SCAs, HD, etc.) This will help in the management of diseases and offer pre-natal diagnosis in certain medical conditions.

Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Machine

The Applied Biosystems 7500 Fast Dx Real-Time PCR Instrument is a sensitive instrument used to monitor minimal residual disease in patients suffering from CML, AML, ALL and MPD to aid in disease detection and management.

The Blood Bank is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, which enables use of advanced techniques for processing/screening of blood and its components.

Immunohaematology tests (Blood grouping, Antiglobulin test etc.) are done with latest Column agglutination and Capture technology. Solid-phase red-cell adherence (SPRCA) techniques for platelet serology will be commissioned soon.

Nucleic Amplification Test- We also offer extra layer of blood safety by doing molecular test (NAT) for HIV, Hepatitis B and C which is offered by very few centres in country.
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