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Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Genetics and Molecular Medicine

Genetics and Molecular Medicine

The Department of Genetics & Molecular Medicine at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital is the only one of its kind of hospital offering the entire spectrum of highly specialised Genetic and Molecular Tests under one roof in Mumbai. The department offers complete services in Genetic Consultation and high end tests in Molecular and Genetic pathology.

We combine state-of-the-art genetic testing with comprehensive interpretation of test results and counselling by super specialists in respective discipline and genetic consultant to provide guidance in diagnosis, management and future prevention of relevant genetic disorders.

The lab, designed as per recommendations of CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention, USA), offers high precision diagnosis according to guidelines laid down by CAP (College of American Pathologists) and NABL (India). It has been approved by the Govt. of Maharashtra, Public Health Department & is registered under the Pre-Conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act of 2003.

Besides offering highly sensitive Diagnostic Testing, the department also offers Carrier Testing (for family members), Prenatal Testing (to know if the new-born will be normal), Susceptibility Testing (to know if one is at risk), Predictive Testing (to inform chances of developing the condition later in life), and Personalised Testing (to know a person's individual response to certain life saving drugs).

Molecular Medicine covers testing for several Inherited Conditions included in Neurology, Haematology, Oncology, Cardiology, Developmental Delays, Congenital Diseases and Cancers.

Our specialty core tests include:

  • Chromosomal Disorders (Prenatal and Postnatal)
  • FISH for Chromosomal Aneuplodies, Haematologic Malignancies and Tumours
  • Molecular Testing for various Genetic, Haematologic, Neurological and Cancer Disorders

Some conditions where Genetic Testing is important:

  • Down Syndrome
  • Infertility
  • Mental Retardation
  • All Leukemias
  • Breast Cancer
  • Unexplained Pregnancy Loss
  • Abnormal New-born
  • Autism
  • Primary Amenorrhoea
  • Familial Hypercholestrolemia
  • Congenital Hearing Loss
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
  • Muscular Dystrophies
  • All Cancers
  • Neurological Disorders, Ataxias
  • Thalassemias and other Hemoglobinopathies
  • Prenatal and Preimplantation Genetic Testing
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) / Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH)
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