Clinical Genetics

The most advanced techniques for genetic diagnosis

Analysis applied to genetic diagnosis

Eurofins Megalab uses the most advanced techniques to perform analyses applied to the Genetic Diagnosis of hereditary diseases, related to alterations in the DNA sequence, and applied to Forensic Genetics.

We also perform prenatal genetic testing that helps patients to discover any type of anomaly in foetal development or any type of illness during their pregnancy, to be able to treat it in time.

The most common applications of our genetic tests are:

Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis

Maternity, paternity, kinship or genetic fingerprinting tests

Cytogenetics and molecular genetics

Molecular biology

What does it consist of?

According to the Human Genome Project, molecular biology “consists of the study of the structure, function and composition of the biologically-relevant molecules”. In other words, this discipline studies the biological processes in cellular system interactions such as DNA and RNA and proteins.

Cross-sectional area

Molecular biology is related to other research fields such as Genetics (the study of genes), Biochemistry (the study of enzymes and proteins), Microbiology (the study of microorganisms), Haematology, Immunology and many other disciplines.

Diagnostic improvements

Thanks to the molecular biology techniques applied in our labs, we have been able to improve our understanding and diagnostics of a large number of diseases in order to apply the correct treatment.

A specialised team

Our qualified team of doctors and biologists, who have clinical experience, provides clinical specialists with real-time advisory services on the various technical or testing options, helping in the diagnostic algorithm of the various pathologies that specialists encounter in their daily clinical practises.

Latest generation technology

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Dynamic NGS panels

Our NGS panels, based on exome analysis, are dynamic and can be adapted according to the patient’s phenotype.

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High coverage

Our panels have high coverage and depth of analysis, in order to offer ample diagnostic capabilities.

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Full reports

Our reports, drafted by geneticists, offer results with a marked clinical interpretation, which helps the medical specialist in the differential diagnosis and helps with the patient’s decision regarding treatment.

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International clinical guidelines

We produce detailed clinical reports that are easy to interpret, following international clinical guidelines. The reports are based on various databases and on in silico pathogenicity predictors.

Megalab is currently one of Spain’s largest laboratories.
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