Center for Clinical Genetics and Genomics
The UPMC Medical Genetics and Genomics Laboratories provide cutting-edge genetic and genomic diagnoses through the interconnected UPMC Clinical Genomics Laboratory, UPMC Cytogenetics Laboratory, and UPMC Pregnancy Screening Laboratory. These laboratories serve as pre-eminent hubs for genetic screening and diagnostic testing that span the life spectrum including pre-conception, pre-implantation, prenatal, neonatal, cancer, pediatric and adult conditions. As a referral core within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), our laboratories are engaged in innovative clinical trials to treat individuals with genetic diseases, discover genetic causes of undiagnosed diseases, understand mechanisms of disease and the ethics of genomic testing, and provide the most comprehensive diagnostic tools to the clinic and bedside. The UPMC Medical Genetics and Genomics Laboratories are staffed with ABMGG-certified lab directors and genetic counselors and are accredited by ABMGG for the training of Laboratory Genetics and Genomics Fellows who will serve as future health care providers in genetic and genomic medicine. Each laboratory is successfully accredited by Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health.