HIGH THROUGHPUT SEQUENCING IN GENETIC DISORDERS

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.

Whole genome sequencing

Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) consists of the sequencing of the entire genome, i.e, of all the human DNA contained in the cell nucleus (about 3 billion nucleotides). With this technique, both coding and non-coding regions of the DNA are sequenced. As such, therefore, whole-genome sequencing includes whole-exome sequencing (i.e. of all coding regions of a gene, called […]

Familial non-Hodgkin lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is an immunological cancer developing from lymphocytes. It mainly manifests as painless surface lymph nodes swelling (neck, armpit, groin), but sometimes it can also occur in the digestive system, in the central nervous system, in the bone marrow or in the skin. Several histopathological subtypes exist, which can only be differentiated on the […]

Bone marrow failure

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Bone marrow failure (BRCA2, BRIP1, ERCC4, PALB2, RAD51C, SLX4, AK2, ANKRD26, ATM, ATR, ATRX, C15ORF41, CBL, CDAN1, CEBPA, CTC1, DKC1, ELANE, ETV6, FANCA, FANCB, FANCC, FANCD1, FANCD2, FANCE, FANCF, FANCG, FANCI, FANCJ, FANCL, FANCM, FANCN, FANCO, FANCP, FANCQ, G6PC3, GATA1, GATA2, GFI1, HAX1, JAGN1, LIG4, MPL, NBN, NHP2, […]

Rare genetic forms of obesity

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Obesity (MC4R, LEP, LEPR, POMC, PCSK1, CELA2A, DYRK1B, CEP19, NR0B2, PPARG, ADCY3, NCOA1, SIM1, BDNF) Obesity is a condition in which a person has an excess of body fat and weight. With its complications, obesity is a major global public health concern. It has a multifactorial […]

lcnRNA: long non-coding RNA

Does non-coding RNA exist? What do they need? How many types are known? lncRNA is an acronym of long non-coding RNA. lncRNAs, as well as miRNAs, siRNA, aRNA, piwiRNA and other types of RNA, belong to the group on non-coding RNAs (ncRNA). Although their action mechanisms remain poorly understood, their pivotal role in several biological […]

Polycystic kidney disease

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Pan29 – Polycystic kidney disease and differential diagnosis, extended (DNAJB11, DZIP1L, GANAB, HNF1B, LRP5, MUC1, PAX2, PKD1, PKD2, PKHD1, PRKCSH, SEC61A1, SEC63, TSC1, TSC2, UMOD, VHL) Polycystic kidney disease (PKD) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of cysts in the kidneys. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs […]

Sudden death

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Sudden death (ABCC9, ACTN2, AKAP9, ANK2, CACNA1C, CACNA2D1, CACNB2, CALM1, CALM2, CASQ2, CAV3, CSRP3, DES, DPP6, DSC2, DSG2, DSP, DTNA, FBN1, FGF12, GJA5, GPD1L, CN4, JPH2, JUP, KCNA5, KCND2, KCND3, KCNE1, KCNE2, KCNE3, KCNE5, KCNH2, KCNJ2, KCNJ5, KCNJ8, KCNQ1, LAMP2, LDB3, LMNA, LRP6, MYBPC3, MYH6, MYH7, MYL2, MYL3, […]

Maple syrup urine disease

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Maple syrup urine disease (BCKDHA, BCKDHB, DBT, DLD) Summary Maple syrup urine disease (MSUD) is an autosomal recessive rare genetic disease caused by a defect in the branched-chain alpha-keto acid dehydrogenase enzyme (BCKAD), which represents the key step in the catabolism of branched-chain amino acids. The classic form is […]

Dyskeratosis congenita

Panel testing recommended at Breda Genetics for this condition: Congenital dyskeratosis and differential diagnosis (ACD, CTC1, DKC1, NHP2, NOP10, PARN, POT1, RETL1, SNORD118, TERC, TERT, TINF2, WRAP53) Summary Dyskeratosis congenita (DC), also called Zinsser-Cole-Engman syndrome, is a multisystem disorder due to telomere loss. All affected individuals have a telomeric shortening increased in relation to age. The disease […]

Factor V Leiden: all the answers

What is Factor V Leiden? If I have the Factor V Leiden, have I a higher risk for deep veins thrombosis? Am I at risk of miscarriage with factor V Leiden? The factor V Leiden has been extensively studied in recent years. In the face of initial evidence that attributed certain clinical meanings to this […]