Unilabs Genetics Switzerland
The major impact of the complete sequencing of the human genome is certainly the keystone in the search for the genetic causes of diseases that were previously difficult to identify.
Unilabs has equipped itself with the necessary tools to meet the growing demand of physicians for the search for mutations involved in diseases or syndromes of genetic origin. Since February 2011, the Molecular Diagnostics Department has been offering the search for genetic variation by high-throughput sequencing, chromosomal analysis by comparative hybridization (CGH) as well as the search for mutations in more than 35 genes involved in the primary and secondary metabolism of drugs (pharmacogenetics).
A team of specialists in medical genetics is already at your disposal to respond to requests for analyses in the field of female and male infertility (X-fragile, cystic fibrosis, microdeletion of the Y chromosome, etc.). The list of genetic analyses is long and concerns all medical and clinical specialties. In addition to coagulation factor mutation research, Unilabs also offers a range of analyses for food intolerance, hemochromatosis, responses to oncology treatments with 5'-FU and irinotecan or tamoxifen and hyperlipidemia.
Among the specialties in the field of genetics, genetic predispositions to cardiovascular diseases are also part of the analyses offered by Unilabs. Our laboratory in Ticino is specialized in pre- and post-natal cytogenetics as well as in cancer cytogenetics. Whatever the question, we have a specialist to answer it as soon as possible.