Genomics

We are all aware of the global advances in the field of Genetics. The complete decoding of the structure and function of the human genome is

a reality. Genetics is gradually becoming an open guide to decipher many common health problems, that have a genetic basis.

Athens Medical Group, through its specialized partners offers a complete line of services in a number of fields:

  • Genetic Counceling
  • Whole Exome Sequencing
  • Reproductive Genetics
  • Non Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT)
  • Cancer Genetics
  • Hematological Diseases
  • Cardiogenetic Diseases
  • Neurogenetic Diseases
  • Skeletal Dysplasias
  • Preventive Genetics
  • Nutrigenetics

Sequence analysis of all known human genes (whole exome sequencing - WES), through Next Generation Sequencing technologies (NGS) is theoretically in a position to uncover the molecular basis for any genetic disorder in an affected individual, which has not been diagnosed by other available conventional genetic testing options.

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Genetic Counseling

Genetic counseling is a health service that provides information and advice to patients and their families, at risk of a hereditary genetic disorder. It is also useful to couples and prospective parents who seek more information on how to have healthy children.

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Whom is it for

Genetics is highly recommended for people or couples facing one or more of the following conditions:

  • Fertility problems or recurrent miscarriages
  • Prospective parents interested in screening for the most common hereditary genetic diseases, like Thalassemia and Cystic fibrosis
  • Family history of a genetic disease, chromosomal or congenital abnormality
  • People with a positive genetic test for single gene disorders, abnormal karyotype or complex genetic conditions
  • People with a family history of hereditary cancer syndrome
  • Endogamy
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