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What We Do For Our Patients

At CENTOGENE, we empower innovative patient-centric solutions for the global rare disease community. 

For a Better Tomorrow

In a world where there are 350 million rare disease patients, we recognize that we have to do something.

In a field that addresses over 7,000 rare diseases, we realize that we have to start somewhere.

In an industry that has less than 5% of approved treatments, we are here to be the ones who make bold progress.

End Your Diagnostic Odyssey Today

CENTOGENE’s Clinical Dx footprint reaches far beyond our German roots. Having diagnosed over 2,500 rare diseases across 100 countries alongside a network of over 20,000 physicians, we are committed to helping patients around the world end their diagnostic odyssey and accelerate treatment options.

Why Choose CENTOGENE?

Team of medical experts committed to accelerating diagnosis and treatment

Network of over 20,000 physicians around the world

Life-long diagnostic support via our free-of-charge and proactive reclassification program

More Than a Diagnosis

At CENTOGENE, we are committed to helping patients every step of the way – starting with providing rapid and reliable genetic and multiomic testing. It’s not simply a diagnosis. It’s finally knowing. It’s an opened door to potential treatment options. It’s hope, or even certainty, of a better future.

The Basics of Genetics Testing

We Help You to Make the Right Decisions

What Is Genetic Testing?

What Is Genetic Testing?

Genetic testing is a medical laboratory test that examines your genes.

Genes are DNA instructions that we all inherit from our parents. Different “mistakes” in our genes, called mutations, can cause different diseases. Some of these diseases are rare, like cystic fibrosis or Huntington’s disease, others are common, like cancer. Genetic tests can be used to confirm the diagnosis or give you information about possible development of a disease.

Why and when you might consider genetic testing?

  • When you or your family members have symptoms with a suspicion for a genetic condition
  • When you have a family history of a disease
  • When you might have increased risk for development of a disease
  • When you might pass on the genetic disease (mutation) to your children

Why Get Tested?

Why Get Tested?

Genetic testing can confirm or give you an accurate diagnosis

It helps to diagnose the disease or to identify gene changes that may increase the risk of developing a disease.

Genetic testing can help your physician select the most suitable therapeutic option and treatment for you

It helps your physician tailor clinical care specific for you and decide which medications are most effective for your treatment.

Genetic testing can help your family members

It helps determine the risks of your family members developing the condition or being a carrier.

Genetic testing can tell you about any risks of mutations being passed on to your children and can help you with decisions about pregnancy

It helps to determine the risks and health conditions of inherited genetic disease to your children.

How does genetic testing work?

How does genetic testing work?

Do I need genetic testing?

There can be several reasons for genetic testing such as identifying the cause of the disease or the risk of developing it. Our medical experts are available to help your doctor with any questions regarding which genetic testing might be appropriate for you at CENTOGENE.

How can I get tested?

At CENTOGENE, we only accept genetic tests ordered by a doctor on your behalf. As genetic testing and results are complex, we want to ensure that you have access to full support to help you make informed decisions about genetic testing and your future healthcare.

Understanding your results

Each patient is unique and your results will be translated into a comprehensive diagnostic report which will be sent to your doctor. Your doctor can then discuss the impact of the findings on your personal health and any proactive healthcare options available to you.

“Through my work with the CENTOGENE team, I was able to diagnose hundreds of patients with different LSD diseases."

Prof. Laila Selim, MD, PhD, Cairo University Children Hospital, October 2021

Learn more about genetic testing

Consult Your Doctor

The information obtained from genetic testing can have a profound impact on your life. Prior to any genetic testing, we strongly recommend that you seek genetic counseling to understand more about which testing options might be beneficial for you and your family members. Genetic counseling is also recommended to help you understand your genetic test results and their implications for other family members.

At CENTOGENE, we only accept genetic tests ordered by a doctor on your behalf. As genetic testing and test results are complex, we want to ensure that you have access to full support to help you make informed decisions about genetic testing and your future healthcare.

What to ask your doctor