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Biochemical Genetics

BCGThe Biochemical Genetics Laboratory offers prenatal screening for fetal defects. 

  • We provide prenatal testing for Down syndrome, trisomy 18, neural tube defects and ventral wall defects.
  • Monthly population statistics are compiled for the prenatal program to monitor our population medians.
  • We provide rapid turnaround, since samples are collected and processed locally instead of being transported to a reference lab.
  • We have onsite prenatal testing consultants. 
  • Our tests include first and second trimester prenatal screening.

Our Team

  • Robert Mooney, Ph.D. works with the physicians in the Maternal Fetal Medicine program.
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine Faculty and Reproductive Genetics Counselor Jeanne Peterson provide consultation on prenatal issues.

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Equipment

  • Beckman UniCel DxI 600 automated immunoassay analyzer for prenatal analysis

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Contact Us

For questions concerning collection, processing and interpretation of results, please call the Biochemical Genetics Laboratory at (585) 275-6260 or (585) 275-8483. We can be reached Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.