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The division of Genetic research and Diagnostics center in MGM hospitalbrings clinical care together with research and discovery using the latest technologies. The department offers the entire spectrum of highly specialized Genetic and Molecular tests with fully equippedhigh-end instruments and extensively trained staff in the field, providing comprehensive diagnostic services under one roof. We diagnose and treatchildren, adolescents and adults with a known or suspected genetic disease and help develop new treatments, cures and preventive measures for your faster recovery. We provide comprehensive diagnostic services and are available for consultations with patients, expectant parents and physicians.As awareness and need for genetic medicine is growing exponentially, this department ensures resolution of medical issues that require more than the conventional attention. Including the most advanced high throughput technologies and instruments and a nationally/internationally known scientist in the helm of affairs, this laboratory promises to provide a real solution to the diagnosis of undiagnosed illness.Ultimate aim of the lab would be eradication of birth defects/genetic disorders through accurate diagnosis, genetic counseling and further research.

Facilities

M.G.M Center for Genetic Research and Diagnosis is one stop lab for:
1. CONVENTIONAL (G-BANDING) CYTOGENETIC TESTING WHICH INCLUDES:
2. MOLECULAR CYTOGENETIC TESTING (FISH) which includes:

KNOW MORE ABOUT YOUR GENETICS:

Q: How can we find out whether or not our child will be born with a genetic disease or condition?
The best source to help you find out whether or not you may have a child that is affected with a genetic disease or condition is your doctor. If you are not yet pregnant, blood tests (genetic tests) are available for certain inherited diseases. Potential parents can be tested to tell whether or not they carry a gene that is associated with a disease that may be passed on to their children. For example, a genetic test exists for a disorder called cystic fibrosis. If you are already pregnant and you are worried about passing a disease to your child, some tests can be done before the baby is born. Keep in mind that tests are not yet available for all of the genes or all of the potential diseases that exist. Your doctor will help you decide which tests are right for you as a couple based on several factors. These factors include ethnicity, your family's medical history, and other factors he or she feels are important to consider for both of you. If your doctor does decide with you that genetic testing for a disease is the right thing to do, your doctor and perhaps a genetic counselor can review your test results. They can then tell you what chances you have of passing these genes on to a child. Listed below are some online sources that may be helpful to you.
Q: Will I pass my disease on to my children? What is the chance that other family members will get the disease?
Having a family member with a disease suggests that other family members may have a higher chance of developing that disease than someone who doesn't have the disease in their family. Most human diseases, especially common ones such as heart disease, result from the interactions of genes with aspects of the environment (i.e., where you live or work) and behavioral risk factors (i.e., diet, exercise, smoking) that can be changed. There is more knowledge about some diseases (specifically, the genes, environments, and ways they are inherited) than others. Some diseases, including hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington 's disease, are called “single gene disorders.” These conditions result because a single gene is altered or missing. In these cases, family inheritance plays a much greater role in determining whether or not the condition is passed on. Although environmental and behavioral factors do not have much of an effect on whether or not a person develops the disease, they may affect the quality of life for that person. The best way to learn about your specific disease and how it may affect your relatives is to speak to your doctor or a genetic counselor. See the next question to learn how to contact a genetic counselor.