The Warren G. Sanger Human Genetics Laboratory, directed by Dr. Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG, Director of Cytogenomics, provides more than 130 diagnostic tests for all areas of genetics health: Prenatal and Pregnancy Loss, Postnatal (pediatric and adult), and Hematology/Oncology/Lymphoma/Solid Tumor. The genetics lab is staffed by medical technologists who are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathology (ASCP) with specialites in conventional and molecular genetics along with the director who is board certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG). In July of 2020, the Human Genetics Laboratory became a Nebraska Medicine Lab, click here for new certificates and accreditation information.
Regional Pathology Services offers a very comprehensive menu of genetic testing. Please contact us at 402-559-6420 to inquire about specific probes or click on the links below.
Prenatal testing is used to detect changes in a fetus' genes or chromosomes when performed on amniotic fluid or CVS from a current pregnancy. Pregnancy loss testing is used to detect changes in a fetus' genes or chromosomes after a pregnancy loss when performed on products of conception or fetal tissue. The following tests are available:
Postnatal testing for newborns, adolescents, and adults is used to diagnose or rule out a genetic or chromosomal condition. In many cases, postnatal testing looks to confirm a diagnosis when a particular condition is suspected based on physical features and clinical symptoms. The following tests are available:
Performed on blood, bone marrow, lymph node, or solid tumor tissue, genetic testing can detect chromosome aberrations associated with hematology and oncology conditions. Often times, individual chromosomes are further analyzed after a cancer diagnosis to provide prognostic information to assist in disease management. The following tests are available: