Immunology

Genetic testing for immunology

Our panels include over 3,900 genes selected based on curated gene reviews, variant databases (HGMD and ClinVar), most recent literature, and customer requests. We offer enhanced clinical utility, maximized diagnostic yield, empowered differential diagnosis as well as analytically validated up-to-date genes across all our panels. Difficult-to-sequence genes are covered with high quality enabling true diagnostic impact in challenging patient cases.

Fast and reliable diagnosis of primary immunodeficiencies (PIDs) can be life-saving. Certain defects necessitate prompt stem cell transplantation to prevent organ damage caused by opportunistic infections and to avoid an inevitable fatal outcome associated with the natural course of the disease. Some PIDs require personalized follow-up and supportive care to improve the outcome of affected patients.

All defects causing bone marrow failure lead to severe immunosuppression and may necessitate stem cell transplantation as the preferred treatment. An increased risk of cancers is characteristic in almost all immunodeficiencies. Some immunodeficiencies, such as defects in the complement pathway, may also present later in life with characteristics related to an abnormal outcome of common infections.

What genetic diagnostics can offer patients with hereditary immunodeficiencies

Accurate genetic diagnosis of the immunodeficiency, combined with a detailed disease phenotype, is crucial in characterizing these rare diseases. It also improves treatment and follow-up strategies for affected patients and their family members. Identifying family members at risk makes it possible to begin preventive treatments and/or make lifestyle recommendations. It also justifies routine follow-ups by healthcare professionals. Genetic diagnosis can also help in family planning.

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An Introduction to Genetic Testing: What You Need to Know When Ordering a Test

Sep 23, 2020

In this webinar, Laboratory Director Dr Jennifer Schleit will provide an overview of multiple genetic testing technologies and their applications, with a focus on next-generation sequencing (NGS). This webinar is intended for individuals with less experience ordering genetic testing or who would like to refresh their knowledge on genetic testing technologies.

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Genetic Testing for Inborn Errors of Immunity: What’s Included In Your Test?

Sep 21, 2020

In this educational webinar, North American Marketing Manager Joe Jacher, MS, CGC and Executive Medical Director Dr Tero-Pekka Alastalo, MD, PhD will provide an introduction to genetic testing for inborn errors of immunity and examine Blueprint Genetics’ experience sequencing thousands of individuals suspected of having an inborn error of immunity.

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The Importance of Family: When to Consider Genetic Testing for Family Members

Sep 03, 2020

Genetic testing is often a question for the whole family. In this educational webinar, Senior Geneticist Dr Kirsty Wells will talk through the different scenarios of when genetic testing for family members is potentially valuable. Case examples will be presented to illustrate how familial testing can make a crucial difference to the genetic testing outcome.

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