MGZ – Medical Genetics Center takes an interdisciplinary approach to caring for your patients. We offer expertise in the field of human genetics both through our diagnostic testing services in our cyto- and molecular genetics laboratory and through genetic counseling in our clinic.
Clinicians and scientists worldwide are welcome to take advantage of our laboratory services by sending us samples for genetic analyses (see Diagnostics). Our medical and scientific experts are available to work with you to develop strategies for testing which are most likely to yield informative results for your patients. The interpretation of test results is personally handled by the medical doctors and scientists most knowledgeable about the clinical manifestations of the disease of interest and/or specializing in that particular scientific field. In writing our test reports, we focus on the clinical information provided to us for each patient so we may include information on and recommendations regarding differential diagnostics. At the end of each laboratory report you'll find the names of the specialists who have written the report; they are available for contact should you have any questions or concerns.
Our accredited laboratory regularly participates in external quality control measures.
Our medical doctors are also in practice conducting genetic consultations for a variety of indications (see Indications for Counseling). Every consultation we conduct is followed by a report summarizing the content of the session, an opinion as to whether a genetic disorder is affecting your patient and/or his or her family and, where appropriate, a recommended course of action, treatment, or therapy.
We hope that with our approach to medical genetics we can make a substantial contribution to the care of your patients and look forward to working with you.
Prof. Elke Holinski-Feder, MD
Angela Abicht, MD
On behalf of the entire MGZ team