Molecular and Genomic Diagnostic Laboratories
Our laboratories offer nationally recognized expertise in cytogenetics and molecular testing combined with personalized service to clinicians
The University of Chicago Medicine Molecular and Genomic Diagnostic Laboratories are highly regarded by physicians and researchers across the country for their accuracy, efficiency and service. Our clinical genomics experts possess a diverse range of knowledge and use the latest tools and methods to diagnose disease, guide treatment options and support research projects.
Whether you want to order fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) testing to uncover a patient’s congenital anomaly or require next-generation sequencing to support precision medicine for cancer, our team will analyze your samples with great skill and care.
Our affiliation with one of the country’s leading research hospitals means that our multidisciplinary team is especially equipped to handle your most complex testing needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best hope for treatment of many illnesses depends on having the best possible information on patients and their conditions. Using genomic and molecular tests, clinicians can provide patients with a much clearer picture of their disease and their treatment options.
For example, next-generation sequencing may be used to study the sequence of all the genes in the genome from a patient at once, or it may be used to study one particular location in the genome in great depth to find ultra-rare mutations associated with residual minimal disease in a leukemia patient after treatment. Likewise, cytogenetics permits an evaluation of all chromosomes in a short amount of time to aid in the classification of leukemia or diagnosis of a congenital disorder. The versatility of our combined approaches and the power that next-generation sequencing provides has truly revolutionized our ability to perform personalized genomic medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine.