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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.

Genetics Center Director First Up in Opening Session of NSGC Annual Meeting

Genetics Center is proud that one of our directors, Dr. Neda Zadeh, will be the first speaker in the opening session of the National Society of Genetics Counselors (NSGC) 32nd Annual Education Conference (AEC) in Anaheim. That session is on Thursday morning, 10/10/13, and will address prenatal microarrays. You can also get your Passport-to-Prizes stamped at our Booth 113.

Genetics Center Counselor Presents Paper at NSGC Annual Meeting

Genetics Center is pleased to announce that one of our newest genetic counselors, Adrienne Miller, will be presenting her work on Newborn Screening’s Impact on Sickle Cell Awareness, on Saturday afternoon, 10/12/13, during the concurrent paper sessions at the National Society of Genetics Counselors (NSGC) 32nd Annual Education Conference (AEC) in Anaheim. Be sure to also stop by our Booth 113 and get your Passport-to-Prizes stamped.

Genetics Center Featured Exhibitor at NSGC 32nd Annual Education Conference

Genetics Center is pleased to announce that we will be a featured exhibitor at the NSGC 32nd Annual Education Conference (AEC) in Anaheim, California, October 9-12, 2013. The AEC is the only national conference that focuses specifically on the education needs of genetic counselors. We are also a Passport-to-Prizes Sponsor, so be sure to stop by our Booth 113 to get your passport stamped. The future is now and NSGC is leading the way in genomic health — with diverse … Continue reading

Genetics Center’s CAP Accreditation is Reaffirmed and is Congratulated

Based on results of a recent on-site inspection as part of the College of American Pathologists’ (CAP) Accreditation Programs, Genetics Center’s director, Touran M. Zadeh, MD , was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the services being provided.   During the CAP accreditation process, designed to ensure the highest standard of care for all laboratory patients, inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control of procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine … Continue reading

BRCA Testing: GENETICS CENTER Supports Supreme Court’s Decision to Eradicate Gene Patents

In a highly anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court finally upheld that specific human genes cannot be patented. This comes at a critical time, as public awareness of the importance of genetic testing of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes – genes associated with breast and ovarian cancers—is higher than ever before. Those who may be genetically susceptible to breast and ovarian cancers as well as current cancer patients will now have access to life altering genetic testing at a much lower … Continue reading