CytoGenX medical genetic testing laboratory is a leading provider of clinical genetic testing and genetic counseling services. CytoGenX provides the most innovative genetic technology available for the diagnosis of complex pregnancy, infertility, cancer and genetic disease. Our focus on genetics allows us to provide test results to physicians and their patients with unsurpassed accuracy and turnaround time.
CytoGenX is thoroughly committed to offering personalized genetic testing to meet the unique needs of our clients and their patients. Our medical geneticists and genetic counselors are fully available to provide assistance for interpreting testing results and aid in clinical management decisions 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week. We will also provide your facility with our own private couriers for expedited specimen pick-up and processing. At CytoGenX, the focus of our highly specialized team of professionals is to empower clinicians and patients with an understanding of genetic disease and risk that allows for the most informed decision-making possible.
Diagnostic DNA testing is rapidly becoming a benchmark, standard of care in the practice of medicine and is a critical tool in the confirmation of abnormal blood work and genetic screening results. The complexity of genomic testing makes accurate interpretation and access to genetic counseling essential for the diagnosis and management genetic disorders. Our mission at CytoGenX is to provide an unparalleled quality of care in genetic testing and genetic counseling services to aid in the clinical management of human disease.
Why Choose CytoGenx
Currently, molecular testing, specifically expanded carrier screening panels, constantly adds additional genes to the list of target genes. The chance of identifying an individual as a carrier of one of the disorders on the screening panel increases with the number of diseases in the panel. These expanded carrier screening panels can have a carrier positivity rate of more than 80%. Once identified as having an at-risk pregnancy choosing a laboratory that can quickly and accurately confirm the carrier status of your baby is the most critical decision you can make. Most of the diseases targeted by these testing panels are inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. To have that disease, your baby must have two copies of the same defective gene. Your baby is not tested for these diseases when you have a NIPT test which standardly only identifies an extra copy of an entire chromosome 13, 18, 21, X, and Y. This identifies your baby as having trisomy 13 (Patau syndrome), trisomy 18 (Edwards syndrome), trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) or a sex chromosomes abnormality such as monosomy X (Turner syndrome), XXY (Klinefelter syndrome), XXX syndrome or XYY syndrome.
The current carrier screening panels can target more than 550 diseases that may affect your baby’s health. ACOG recommends that all women who are currently pregnant or are considering getting pregnant should be screened for; cystic fibrosis (CF), fragile X syndrome, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), and hemoglobinopathies. The major hemoglobinopathies are sickle cell disease and several forms of thalassemia, including alpha thalassemia and beta thalassemia. Based on your and your partner’s ethnic background, other diseases such as Tay-Sachs disease, Canavan disease, Familial Dysautonomia, bloom syndrome, Fanconi Anemia group C, Gaucher disease, Mucolipidosis type IV, Niemann-pick disease type A, Glycogen Storage 1a disease would be highly recommended. The larger expanded carrier panels include among the more than 550 diseases such as Wilson disease, Smith Lemli Opitz syndrome (SLOS), Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Familial Mediterranean Fever, and Achromatopsia.
The true challenge lies in that once identified as a carrier of any of the 550+ conditions choosing a laboratory capable of rapidly identifying if your pregnancy is at risk. CytoGenX laboratory specializes in expedited prenatal diagnosis of genetic diseases. NIPT screening testing is confirmed in less than 24 hours. Pregnancies identified through carrier screening or a known familial variant to be at a 25% risk of an autosomal recessive disease or a 50% of a dominant disease are given the highest priority for expedited confirmation of the status of your developing baby.
CytoGenX has an expert staff of genetic counselors certified by the American Board of Genetic Counseling. At CytoGenX, the focus of our highly specialized team of professionals is to empower clinicians and patients with an understanding of genetic disease and risk that allows for the most informed decision-making possible. Whether it is routine chromosome analysis or interpreting complex molecular genetic heredity, our staff of trained genetic experts is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to assist you. To schedule a genetic consultation with a certified genetic counselor or a specimen pickup,