Genetics

Molecular genetic testing is used in prenatal diagnosis, diagnosis of many congenital disorders, risk assessment for familial cancers, as well as diagnosis, staging and prognostic assessment, prediction of treatment response and residual disease monitoring of somatic malignancies.

The Molecular Genetics laboratories located at the McMaster site provide expertise in molecular genetic testing for both congenital disorders and inherited or somatic cancer syndromes. Our laboratory director and scientists certified by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticist or American Board of Medical Genetics are leaders in the field who collaborate with laboratory technologists, genetic counselors, and clinicians to develop molecular assays that increase mutation detection for improved patient care.

Cytogenetics

The HRLMP Cytogenetics Laboratory is located at the McMaster site and provides comprehensive services for all types of chromosome studies, including congenital disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and hematologic/oncologic disorders.

Our laboratory director, scientists certified by the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists or American Board of Medical Genetics, and laboratory technologists are committed to providing the high quality cytogenetic analyses including traditional cytogenetics techniques as well as molecular chromosomal microarray and FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization).

Red Cell Disorders

The Red Cell Disorders and Genetics Laboratory provides diagnostic services for a variety of benign and malignant hematologic diseases. The laboratory has expertise in specialized analysis of the hemoglobin variants, thalassemias and hemolytic anemias as well as providing molecular testing for several malignant disorders including leukemia, lymphoma and the myeloproliferative disorders. It is also the Provincial DNA Hemoglobinopathy Laboratory used as an Ontario reference centre with a long history of leading edge new test development and validation.

The laboratory is located at McMaster University Medical Centre. Our laboratory director is certified by American Board of Medical Genetics who works closely with the laboratory technologists and a technical specialist who are focused on the developing a leading edge diagnostic service for red cell disorders.

Contact

Cytogenetics

McMaster Children’s Hospital
Office: Monday – Friday, 0800-1600
Lab: Monday – Friday, 0900-1700
Office: 905-521-5084 or Ext 73710
Lab: Ext 73707

Molecular Cancer Genetics

McMaster Children’s Hospital
Office: Monday – Friday, 0800-1600
Lab: Monday – Friday, 0900-1700
General Info: 905-521-5085
Reports: Ext 73723
Lab: 905-521-2100 Ext 75401

Molecular Diagnostic Genetics

McMaster Children’s Hospital
Office: Monday – Friday, 0800-1600
Lab: Monday – Friday, 0900-1700
General Info: 905-521-5085
Reports:905-521-2100 x73723
Lab: 905-521-2100 x75401905-527-4322 x46145