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.