DUHS Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
The Clinical Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory at
University Health Systems
College of American Pathologist (CAP) accredited
, state of the art, multidisciplinary
laboratory that is dedicated to providing patients and physicians with comprehensive
and accurate molecular testing. Our laboratory provides a wide range of DNA and
RNA based tests for inherited genetic diseases, hematologic malignancies and infectious
diseases all of which are performed at the
Duke University Health System Consolidated
Laboratory at Independence Park
Areas of Expertise
One of our primary strengths is molecular testing of
. In this regard, we work closely with
other DUHS Molecular Pathology laboratories including the Clinical Cytogenetics,
Flow Cytometry, and Immunohistochemistry laboratories to provide an integrated approach
to detecting disease-specific diagnostic and prognostic molecular markers. We are
constantly expanding this coordinated approach to develop the most advanced and
clinically useful assays for our Duke lymphoma and leukemia patients.
Our second major strength is molecular testing in
. We routinely
perform a number of DNA based tests for both diagnostic evaluation and carrier screening
for inherited genetic diseases. These studies are also performed in close coordination
with our Cytogenetics Laboratory to provide an integrated service to our patients
and physician clients.
One of the missions of the DUHS Clinical Molecular Diagnostics
laboratory is to serve as the outlet for true
for our Duke University Medical Center scientists. To this end, our laboratory
has a dedicated group of test development technologists, scientists and physicians
to bring discoveries from the bench top to the bed side.
We are always available to answer your questions. Please
for more information about our services or for help understanding the results of
your molecular diagnostic tests.