Molecular Genetic Analyses Test Index
Mayo Medical Laboratories
Publications by Lab staff members (on PubMed)
Increased public awareness of the relationship between genetics and personal
health has increased the demand for molecular genetic testing. The utility of
molecular genetic testing is apparent in many settings, such as prenatal and
pre-implantation diagnosis, risk assessment for familial cancer and the diagnosis
of many neurologic disorders. Such testing is also used to evaluate malignancies
for diagnostic or staging purposes.
The Molecular Genetics laboratory at Mayo provides expertise in DNA/molecular
genetic testing for both congenital and inherited cancer syndromes. Our board
certified laboratory directors are leaders in the field of genetic testing who
continually strive to develop new test methods that improve patient care. In
collaboration with laboratory technologists, supervisors and genetic counselors,
they continually work to improve assays by increasing mutation detection rates
and decreasing turn around time.