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Genetics Center Offers Tests Exclusive to the Region
The UT Graduate School of Medicine Genetics Center laboratories are the first in the region to offer two new tests: Warfarin Mutation Panel and KRAS Mutation Analysis. The Warfarin Mutation Panel analyzes DNA variations to determine sensitivity to Warfarin treatment. The KRAS Mutation Analysis analyzes DNA variation in colorectal tumor cells that identifies tumors that will be resistant to EGFR (epidermal growth factor receptor) monoclonal antibody-based treatments.
Also in the Genetics Center, the Cytogenetics Laboratory is the only regional laboratory qualified to provide cytogenetic analysis for protocols that define the diagnosis and treatment of childhood leukemia. Carmen Lozzio, MD, FACMG, Professor of Medical Genetics and Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory; and Terri Ryan, Laboratory Supervisor, attended the Children's Oncology Workshop, Feb. 13-14, in St. Louis, to represent the Genetics Center in a meeting of laboratories certified to provide cytogenetic analysis.
To refer a patient to the Genetics Center for testing, call 305-9449.
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