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Molecular Genetics
Short Description : Molecular Genetics Information Page
Also known as : [Diagnostic Genetics - Molecular Genetics],[Mol Gen Lab],[Molgen]

Molecular Genetics Laboratory

The Molecular Genetics division of Diagnostic Genetics, based in LabPlus, Auckland City Hospital, was established in 1994. The laboratory performs in excess of 1500 tests per annum.

Techniques currently employed by the Molecular Genetics Laboratory include: 

Contact Molecular Genetics via:

Lablink                                                     ext 22000

Mark Greenslade (Technical Head)   ext 22010

Pippa Grainger (Section leader)              ext 22014

Email: DGen@adhb.govt.nz

Test List:

Angelman Syndrome Genetic Testing

Atypical Rett Syndrome/ CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder

Becker Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Cardiac Inherited Disease Genetic Testing

Citrullinemia (ASS1) Type 1

DNA Isolation/Storage

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Dystonia 6 (THAP1)

E-Cadherin Related Gastric Cancer (CDH1)

Fabry's Disease (GLA)

Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (APC)

Familial Phaeochromocytomas/Paraganglioma

FGFR3 Related Disorders (FGFR3)

FMR1 Related Disorders (Fragile X, FXTAS, FXPOI)

Galactosaemia (Classic and Duarte Variant, GALT)

Glycine Encephalopathy (GLDC)

GNAS Related Disorders (GNAS1)

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (ATM, BRCA1, BRCA2, PALB2, PTEN, TP53)

Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer (CDH1)

Huntington Disease (HTT)

Maturity Onset Diabetes of the Young (1,2,3,5) (HNF4a, GCK, HNF1a, HNF1b)

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 2 (RET proto-oncogene)

Myoclonus Dystonia (SGCE, DYT11)

Myotonic Dystrophy (DMPK)

Phaeochromocytomas/Paraganglioma (SDHAF2, SDHB, SDHC, SDHD, MAX, TMEM127, VHL)

Prader Willi Syndrome

Predictive/Familial Variant Testing

Targeted sequencing for Predictive/Familial Variant Testing is available for genes which are currently tested in-house.  Testing for variants in other genes may be available upon request, please contact the laboratory prior to specimen collection.

All Predictive Familial Variant Testing: (asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic) must be referred through Genetic Services. In urgent situations where Genetic Services cannot provide a consultation within a clinically appropriate time frame, predictive testing can be done after discussion with the Clinical Director or Technical Head of Diagnostic Genetics.

Symptomatic Familial Variant Testing: can be ordered by an appropriate medical professional specialist.

Rett Syndrome (MECP2)

Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMN1)

Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)

Wilson Disease

X-Linked Adrenoleukodystropy (ABCD1)

Download: - Diagnostic Genetics Brochure.pdf

Sendaway Tests

Please refer to our Diagnostic Genetics Sendaway Service Information Page

Diagnostic Genetics Sendaway Service


For other genetic tests please see:

Cytogenetics Information Page

Molecular Haematology Information Page

SPECIMEN:  Minimum of 4.0 mL blood. EDTA tube. For paediatric samples a minimum of 0.5 mL blood EDTA can be processed. For other samples, please contact the laboratory.


DNA Banking Facility

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory can extract DNA and cryopreserve it until further required.

Download: Download - Laboratory Request Form Diagnostic Genetics.pdf

Last updated at 14:33:45 24/03/2021