Dermatology

We offer comprehensive genetic diagnostics for hereditary skin diseases, including a variety of isolated and syndromic diseases with skin manifestations. These range from aplastic skin on the scalp in Adams-Oliver syndrome with terminal limb defects, hypoplastic or absent nails, congenital heart defects, microphthalmia, microcephaly, and CNS anomalies to severe, classic Hutchinson-Gilford progeria accompanied by accelerated aging.

Genetic testing for dermatology

Genetic testing in the field of dermatology is becoming increasingly advantageous. A good example of using genetic testing in dermatology is testing for albinism. Genetic testing makes it possible to differentiate isolated ocular/oculocutaneous albinism from syndromic albinism, which is present in many disorders such as Hermansky- Pudlak, Chediak-Higashi, Griscelli, and Waardenburg syndromes. Moreover, genetic diagnostics provides prognostic information about visual impairment caused by oculocutaneous albinism. It also predicts the outcome in syndromic albinism in Griscelli syndrome, where the type 1 syndrome is associated with severe neurological disease, and type 2 is associated with severe immunodeficiency.

What genetic diagnostics can offer patients with dermatological diseases

Genetic diagnostics is the most efficient way to subtype hereditary dermatological diseases, providing the necessary information to make confident individualized treatment and management decisions. Moreover, detection of the causative mutation establishes the mode of inheritance within the family, which is essential for well-informed genetic counseling. Identifying at-risk family members makes it possible to begin preventive treatments and/or make recommendations on lifestyle, and justifies routine followups by health care professionals. Genetic diagnosis can also help in family planning.

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Ordering a test from us is quick and simple. You can order online using our secure portal, Nucleus, or send us a requisition form by mail.

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Podcast

Transparency in genetic diagnostics

Published on June 15, 2017

There is a significant completion to drive down the price and TAT of genetic diagnostics. To survive in this competition, laboratories have to either rigorously innovate or then make compromises in quality and performace standards. In an untransparent diagnostic environment, health care professionals have a hard time to evaluate optimal and best testing for their patients.

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 Validation of clinical testing

[WHITE PAPER] Validation of clinical testing – Setting a new standard for clinical testing through fully transparent validation. Comprehensive analytic validation is a critical step in transparent genetic diagnostics. It demonstrates the quality and performance of the pipeline, and is the foundation for setting quality standards for the carried tests. Blueprint Genetics performs analytic…

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