The Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory


Due to challenging circumstances with respect to Coronavirus, and specific directives from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine on “Social Distancing”, the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory (GDL) will be operating with reduced staff until further notice. This is to ensure minimum overlap in work space and schedule. Consequently, turnaround times will likely be adversely affected. We apologize in advance for these delays.

Staff will be on-site to receive and process samples if they are already in the process of being sent. However, it is strongly recommended that if it can wait, future samples be stored at an appropriate temperature and then sent to us once we have resumed normal operations.

With respect to prenatal samples and our Level 1 Expedited Congenital Hyperinsulinism Panel, or other urgent cases, please call the laboratory at 215-573- 9161 to give us advance notice to ensure appropriate staff will be available to process the sample.

If you have any questions, please call 215 573 9161, or, 215 573 3020, or, 215 898 3122 (Arupa Ganguly, PhD).

Stay safe and do your part.

Hope this phase is over soon.

Arupa Ganguly, PhD
On behalf of the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory
March 17, 2020

The Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory is a non–profit laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania. Established in 1994, the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory has had t he pleasure to serve patients, physicians, and other members of the medical and research community in many states in the U.S., as well as in over 24 countries worldwide.

Our mission is to evaluate an individual's DNA to discover a genetic cause for their disease or physical symptoms, provide interpretation of the genetic finding and i ts association with disease, develop new methods for analyzing genes, and introduce new testing to improve patient care.

The Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory is CLIA certified and has state permits for California and Maryland. The staff of the Genetic Diagnostic Laboratory includes highly trained and experienced laboratory technicians, as well as a genetic counselor, who work continually to provide their services in a timely and professional manner.

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