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Genetics Center Celebrates 30 Years

Genetics Center, founded in 1986, is excited to celebrate 30 years of growth, providing patient care, and excellence in genetic laboratory testing. We would like to thank our patients and the healthcare community for supporting us through the years.

NF1: What Parents Should Know

CHOC Children’s spoke to our medical geneticist and Associate Director of Genetics Center’s Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory regarding neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). NF1 is the most common neurological disorder caused by a mutation in a single gene, occurring in one in every 3,000 children. Read more @ ChocChildrens.org

Preventing and Screening For Birth Defects

In honor of Birth Defects Prevention Month, we spoke to Dr. Neda Zadeh, a CHOC Children’s geneticist and the associate director of the Molecular Diagnostic Laboratory at Genetics Center. Dr. Zadeh specializes in caring for patients with developmental disabilities, genetic disorders and birth defects… Read more @ ChocChildrens.org

A New Study Published by JAMA Oncology Regarding Importance of Genetic Counseling

JAMA Oncology online published a study on October 1, 2015, highlighting the importance of hereditary cancer genetic counseling .  They have found a low rate of pretest genetic counseling  for BRCA genetic testing despite clear professional society guidelines and published research consistently documenting its importance.  Genetic counseling reduces tests being ordered for unaffected individuals, and facilitates better patient outcomes and informed decision making. Genetic counseling through our center can be scheduled by calling 714-288-3500. Reference: Armstrong J, Toscano M, Kotchko … Continue reading

Announcing Genetics Center’s New Huntington Disease Test

Genetics Center is now releasing our Huntington Disease test, which includes molecular testing of the HTT gene which is known to be associated with Huntington disease. Prior to requesting Huntington disease testing, genetic counseling is strongly recommended for patients in order to discuss testing and potential results. Contact us at 714-288-3500 to schedule genetic counseling through our center.    

Genetics Center’s Mother-Daughter Physicians featured by CHOC Children’s

Genetics Center’s two medical geneticists, Drs. Touran Zadeh and Neda Zadeh are a unique mother-daughter duo. Both experts in genetics, they work alongside one another to treat children with developmental disabilities, congenital abnormalities, birth defects and genetic disorders. They are featured this month on CHOC Children’s blog, click here for their story.

Announcing Genetics Center’s GCCancer Panel

Genetics Center is now releasing our comprehensive GCCancer Panel. This customizable panel can test for more than 40 different hereditary cancer syndromes. We also provide cytogenetics and molecular genetic tumor testing on site. Tremendous strides have been made in the early detection and management of various types of cancer in recent years. Genetics Center’s CLIA certified, CAP accredited, and Children’s Oncology Group (COG) approved laboratories offer the following services to assist you in the care and treatment of your patients … Continue reading

State of California incorporation of NIPT* into their services

The California Prenatal Screening Program has now incorporated a “non-invasive prenatal testing” (NIPT)* screening option at no additional cost to patients. This option is only available to patients who elect to first proceed with State 1st or 2nd trimester screening. Patients who elect NIPT outside of the program, but in conjunction with State screening, will still be eligible for follow-up services through the State in the event of a positive NIPT result. It is important to note that if NIPT … Continue reading

Announcing Genetics Center’s New Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) Test

Genetics Center is now releasing our OI test, which includes molecular testing of COL1A1 and COL1A2 genes to detect Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI) types I-IV. Please see our OI brochure.

Genetic Counselor Employment at Genetics Center

Genetics Center has opportunities to join our growing team of genetic counselors in southern California. Led by two well-respected medical geneticists, our counselors are involved in: comprehensive prenatal diagnosis center (PDC) services; pediatric genetics including subspecialty clinics; cancer genetics; and molecular genetics and cytogenetics laboratories onsite. Bring your resume to our Booth 113 at the National Society of Genetics Counselors (NSGC) 32nd Annual Education Conference (AEC) in Anaheim, plus get your Passport-to-Prizes stamped.