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General Information

Tests offered

Sample requirements

Prices

Instructions to order a test

Mutation Information

Guidelines for Molecular Testing

Bottlenecks in Molecular Testing



General information


GENDIA, a network of genetic diagnostic laboratories offers the largest panel of genetic diagnostic tests worldwide. Over 2000 genetic tests are performed either in-house or in one of the GENDIA laboratories. By providing straightforward access to this large panel of tests, GENDIA aims to assist geneticists, health professionals, hospitals, and clinics to effectively manage the clinical genetic needs of patients and their families.
Diagnosis of genetic diseases is important, as they are associated with significant morbidity, and sometimes lethality. Post- and prenatal diagnosis, carrier detection and genetic counselling in families affected by these disorders often rely on detection of the disease-causing mutation by molecular analysis of the genes involved. However, monogenic diseases have been associated with mutations in up to 1500 different genes. Consequently, mutation detection presents a formidable challenge to diagnostic laboratories. Most genetic laboratories offer excellent molecular diagnostics, but only for a limited number of these diseases. Finding a diagnostic laboratory that can provide mutation analysis for the many infrequent genetic disorders can therefore be difficult. GENDIA wants to facilitate access to molecular testing by offering molecular tests for more than
1000 genes.



Tests offered

Next Generation and Sanger Sequencing Platforms
Molecular Tests (Ordered by Disease)
Molecular Tests (Ordered by Gene)
Non Invasive Prenatal Test (NIPT)
Non Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis (NIPD)
Screening Test for Inherited Diseases (STID)
Non Invasive RhesusD Test (NIRT)
Copy Number Tests
Screening Panels
Microarray Testing
Mitochondrial Molecular Tests
Molecular Tests for Leukemia and Lymphoma

Molecular Tests in Tumor Tissue
Tests for Risk Factors
Uniparental Disomy(UPD) Tests
Pharmacogenetic Tests
Chromosome Analysis and QF-PCR

FISH Analyses

Customised Diagnostic Tests
HLA Typing Tests
Maternal Serum Screening Test for Down Syndrome

Genomic IdentityTests


New Tests



Sample requirements

DNA: The minimal amount of DNA needed for analysis of whole genes is 30µg. if only a few mutations have to be screened, 10µg is sufficient. The DNA samples should be delivered at room temperature.

Blood: 10ml of peripheral blood collected in an EDTA(lavender top) tube is required for adults and 5ml for children. The samples should be delivered at room temperature. NEVER freeze blood specimens.

Serum: for the Down screening test on maternal blood, a minimum of 1ml serum is required.

Transport: Always send samples by Express Mail at room temperature.

Please fill out the four forms and sent those together with the sample. The submission form and the agreement form should be inside the package, and the custom form outside of the package.

Please provide our telephone number beneath the address.

Please send all samples to:
GENDIA
Emiel Vloorsstraat 9
2020 Antwerp
Belgium
Tel : (+32) 3 303 08 01
Fax : (+32) 3 238 77 70
E-mail : patrick.willems@genetic-diagnostic.net
Website : www.GENDIA.net

Please contact GENDIA if you need more shipping information.



Prices

Prices can be downloaded from the DOWNLOAD section
Prices of molecular tests are dependent upon the type of mutation analysis.
There is an extra charge for DNA extraction (50 € per sample), and expedited analysis (200 €).
Exclusion of maternal contamination in a prenatal test is 100 €.
The price to screen for familial mutations already diagnosed by GENDIA is 250 €.
Please contact GENDIA for specific price information.
After the test result has been issued an invoice will be sent.
Payment is possible by credit card (Visa or Mastercard), or by bank transfer to:

GENDIA bank account:
- KBC bank (Anselmostraat 35, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium):
Belgium only: 735-0068036-27
International: IBAN: BE48-7350-0680-3627
  BIC: KREDBEBB




Instructions to order a test

To order a test please fill out the submission forms and read the conditions and terms of contract.

 


Mutation Information

Information on mutations and genomic structure of genes can be found by clicking on Mutation information.


Guidelines for Molecular Testing

More information on reading and downloading papers of guidelines for molecular testing can be found by clicking on Guidelines for Molecular Testing.



Bottlenecks in Molecular Testing


More information can be found by clicking on Bottlenecks in Molecular Testing.






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