By sequencing all human genes at once (whole exome and whole genome sequencing), genetic testing can be done in the blink of an eye. Based on the clinical information, we can look immediately at the most appropriate gene or panel or go straight to the interpretation of all data. For every clinical case, we have the right solution.

Breda Genetics deploys an articulated portfolio of tests, which comprises four different whole exome sequencing solutions (MENDEL FULL, EXOME 15MB, EXOME 60MB, EXOME 90MB), whole genome sequencing 30x (GENOME FULL), a list of hundreds of fully customizable exome or genome-based multigene panels (EXOME PANEL, GENOME PANEL), and a complete range of other forefront solutions and ancillary services, from exonic/multiexonic algorithmic CNV analysis based on NGS data (EXOME CNV, GENOME CNV), to family segregation studies, MLPA/qPCR and repeat expansion testing (SANGER CARRIER, SANGER GENE, MLPA/qPCR GENE, REPEAT PLUS).

The landscape of clinical genetics worldwide is often marked by widespread difficulty in accessing genetic counselling and genetic testing, either for geographical reasons, limited budgets or absence of equipped facilities. We make a point of giving access to medical genetics services to as many people as possible, offering acceptable turnaround times and fees. If you are unsure on whether you are in need of genetic testing, please request your genetic counseling now.


A tool to predict the effect of missense variants Polyphen, now available in its version Polyphen-2, predicts the impact of a missense variant (also referred to as nsSNP: non synonymous single nucleotide polymorphism) based on (1) protein sequence (2) phylogenetic information and (3) structural information. So Polyphen is able to do the so called functional annotation of missense variants. […]

dbVar: understanding structural variations

Besides DGV, DGVa and DECIPHER, there is another database that lists structural DNA variations: it’s dbVar, which we expect to be the most comprehensive one, based on its illustrious trademark: NCBI. What is a structural variation? Before going on, we just want to recall here that a genomic structural variation or variant is usually defined […]

The DGV database: non-pathological structural variations in humans

There is an online database of which aim is to collect all DNA structural variations which can be considered as normal polymorphisms in humans (DGV – Database of Genomic Variants). The consultation of this database is particularly important because it allows to know whether a particular CNV (copy number variation) can be pathogenic or not. […]

Myocardial infarction, familial

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Myocardial Infarction, familial (ABCG5, ABCG8, APOE, LRP6, LDLR, APOB, PCSK9, ACTC1, CALR3, CAV3, CSRP3, GLA, JPH2, LAMP2, LIPA, MYBPC3, MYH6, MYH7, MYL2, MYL3, MYLK2, MYOZ2, NEXN, PLN, PRKAG2, SLC25A4, TNNC1, TNNI3, TNNT2, TPM1, TTN, TTR, VCL) Summary Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in […]

Albinism & Hermansky–Pudlak syndrome

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Albinism & Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome (AP3B1, BLOC1S3, BLOC1S6, C10ORF11, DTNBP1, GPR143, HPS1, HPS3, HPS4, HPS5, HPS6, LYST, MC1R, MLPH, MITF, MYO5A, OCA2, RAB27A, SLC45A2, TYR, TYRP1) What is the skin and hair color like? Oculocutaneous albinism is characterized by hypopigmentation of the skin and hair (including brows and lashes) and […]

Leigh syndrome/NARP

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Leigh syndrome/NARP & their differential diagnosis (ADAR1, BCS1L, BTD, C12orf65, C20ORF7, C8ORF38, COX10, COX15, DLD, EARS2, ETHE1, FARS2, FOXRED1, GFM1, HIBCH, HLCS, LIAS, LIPT1, LRPPRC , MCEE, MMAA, MMAB, MMADHC,  MT-ATP6, MT-CO3, MTFMT, MT-ND1, MT-ND2, MT-ND3, MT-ND4, MT-ND5, MT-ND6, MT-TK, MT-TV, MT-TW, MUT, NDUFA1, NDUFA10, NDUFA11, […]

Hereditary red cell membrane disorders

Nonimmune anemias Hereditary red cell membrane disorders are accounted for by nonimmune hereditary hemolytic anemias caused by defects in membrane proteins located in distinct layers of the red cell membrane. Hereditary spherocytosis (HS), hereditary elliptocytosis (HE), and hereditary pyropoikilocytosis (HPP) are disorders of the red cell cytoskeleton, whereas hereditary stomatocytoses are consistent with disorders of […]

Joubert and Meckel-Gruber syndromes

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Joubert & Meckel-Gruber syndrome, classic (AHI1, ARL13B, B9D1, B9D2, C5orf42, CC2D2A, CEP290, CEP41, CSPP1, INPP5E, KIF7, MKS1, NPHP1, NPHP3, OFD1, RPGRIP1L, TCTN1, TCTN2, TMEM138, TMEM216, TMEM231, TMEM237, TMEM67, TTC21B, ZNF423) or Joubert and Meckel-Gruber syndrome, extended (AHI1, ARL13B, B9D1, B9D2, C5orf42, CC2D2A, CEP104, CEP290, CEP41, CSPP1, INPP5E, […]

Anophthalmia and microphthalmia (isolated and syndromic)

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Anophthalmia, microphthalmia isolated/syndromic (ALDH1A3, ALX1, BCOR, BMP4, COX14, COA5, CHD7, COX6B1, CRYBA4, CRYBB2, CRYGD, DPYD, ERCC6, ESCO2, EYA1, FASTKD2, FOXE3, FOXL2, FRAS1, FREM1, FREM2, GDF3, GDF6, GJA1, GLI3, HCCS, HDAC6, HESX1, HMX1, IKBKG, ISPD, KERA, KIF11, MAF, MBTPS2, MFRP, NAA10, NDP, NHS, OCLN, OTX2, PAX2, PAX6, PHGDH, POMT1, […]

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis

Recommended panel testing at Breda Genetics for this condition: Dense deposit disease, membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis II, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome & thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (ADAMTS13, C3, CD46, CFB, CFHR1, CFHR3, CFHR4, CFHR5, CFH, CFI, DGKE, LMNA, LCAT, THBD) A classification needed first There is a high degree of overlapping information about the genetics of membranoproliferative glomerulonephrites (MPGN) […]