For over two decades, CGC Genetics has been the leading provider of specialty genetic tests in Portugal and has grown into one of Europe’s major clinical laboratories. Today, we receive samples for genetic testing from all over the world from public and private hospitals, physician clinics, university medical centers, reference labs and insurance companies. The company offers more than 1,500 genetic tests covering all major medical disciplines including prenatal screening and diagnosis, hematology, oncology, neurology, cardiology, preventive medicine, common and rare diseases and pharmacogenetics.
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Diabetes and Obesity (D&O) are metabolic diseases that are often associated and occur with high frequency in the world. D&O affect various organs and systems leading to a progressive loss of quality of life. Treatment is often ineffective; therefore prevention is the best approach to avoid suffering and the reduction of life expectancy that these disorders cause. read on DIABETES / OBESITY
Due to a great advance in genetics, more specifically with the improvement of massive sequencing, it is now possible to detect fetal DNA in maternal blood. This possibility, before unimaginable, enables precise molecular evaluation of chromosome copy number allowing the comparison between fetal and maternal DNA. It detects the presence of fetal aneuploidies (13, 18, 21, X and Y) and 3 microdeletion syndromes associated with development delay using a bioinformatics software. This test can also allow you to know the sex of the baby. read on NONINVASIVE PRENATAL TEST FOR DETECTION OF DOWN SYNDROME AND 8 ADDITIONAL SYNDROMES
Chromosomal abnormalities are the major cause of psychomotor development delay. Traditional cytogenetic techniques such as karyotyping or FISH have been used for decades but are limited by low resolution qualitative results. The microarray chromosomal analysis is a very high resolution technique that provides a genome-wide approach.
CGC Genetics, a medical genetics laboratory with over 20 years of experience in cytogenetics, provides chromosomal microarray analysis using the most comprehensive and robust technology available (CytoScan®, Affymetrix®). read on CHROMOSOMAL MICROARRAY ANALYSIS (ARRAY CGH)