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A new biomarker function for a long-known hormone
Adiponectin is a hormone with well-known relevance to cardiac and renal function. As Fabry disease (FD), a rare metabolic disorder, often manifests with cardiac and/or renal symptoms, researchers at […]
New genetic cause of severe heart disease
Heart disease is a clinically and genetically diverse condition. In two siblings with a fatal outcome, compound heterozygosity for variants in the ASNA1 gene was identified as the only plausible […]
Genotype Phenotype Correlation in a New Fabry-Disease-Causing Mutation
The interpretation of missense variants in a disease context is challenging, especially for variants that have never been reported before. In metabolic disorders, the potential of biochemical […]
Assessment of Cardiac Involvement in Fabry Disease (FD) with Native T1 Mapping
Mass-spectrometry based quantification of biomarkers is a routine step in the diagnostic workup of many diseases at CENTOGENE. In addition, these well-established tools are increasingly being […]
Posterior versus Anterior Circulation Stroke in Young Adults: A Comparative Study of Stroke Aetiologies and Risk Factors in Stroke among Young Fabry Patients
Although 20–30% of all strokes occur in the posterior circulation, few studies have explored the characteristics of patients with strokes in the posterior compared to the anterior circulation so far. […]
Cardiac Troponin I: A Valuable Biomarker Indicating the Cardiac Involvement in Fabry Disease
Fabry disease (FD) is a rare, X-linked lysosomal storage disorder affecting hemizygous males and heterozygous females. The intracellular storage affects different organ systems, causing severe […]
Whole Exome Sequencing in a Rare Disease: A Patient with Anomalous Left Coronary Artery from the Pulmonary Artery (Bland-White-Garland Syndrome)
Anomalous origin of left coronary artery from pulmonary artery (ALCAPA), also known as the Bland-White-Garland syndrome, is a rare congenital abnormality, with an incidence of 1 in 300,000 live […]
Biallelic Truncating Mutations in ALPK3
Cardiomyopathies are usually inherited and predominantly affect adults, but they can also present in childhood. Although our understanding of the molecular basis of pediatric cardiomyopathy has […]
Pierson Syndrome: A Case Report with a Neonatal Cardiac Association Based on a Novel Mutation in the LAMB2 Gene
Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) combined with eye abnormalities including microcoria (small pupils that don’t respond to light) and abnormal lens shape can suggest a clinical diagnosis of Pierson […]
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MOx represents a multidimensional approach looking at each patient from different angles to combine deep knowledge and insights for a holistic view.
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) identifies almost all changes in a patient’s DNA by sequencing both the entire protein-coding and the non-coding regions of the genome.
Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is a comprehensive genetic test that identifies changes in a patient's DNA that are causative or related to their medical concerns.
The CENTOGENE Biodatabank – the world’s largest real-world data repository for rare and neurodegenerative diseases.
Biomarkers play a vital role in the diagnosis of diseases as well as monitoring severity, progression, and treatment efficacy.
Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Panels: Our NGS panel portfolio tests for a wide selection of hereditary genetic conditions. They offer a fast, thorough, and cost-effective diagnostic tool for patients with distinctive clinical features.
Most hematologic disorders have a genetic link – highlighting the importance of quick and comprehensive answers. We have identified genetic variants associated with hematological diseases in more than 300 different genes.
Advances in genetic techniques now enable many important insights into kidney-related diseases. A genetic diagnosis can better classify disease, give information about disease pathogenesis, and suggest time-sensitive options for treatment.
Ear, Nose & Throat
The ear is essential for many of our most basic functions. It is crucial to distinguish between genetic disorders and those caused by environmental factors as early as possible.
Timely detection and diagnosis of heart disorders can lead to enhanced treatment options, help to prevent sudden cardiac death, and improve prognosis.
Many genetic disorders of the bone cause skeletal and joint abnormalities that may seriously interfere with normal growth and development.
Congenital malformations (“birth defects”) remain a leading cause of infant mortality and childhood morbidity.
Identifying genetic causes of infertility facilitates informed decisions and family planning for your patients. With 10% of infertility cases being linked to genetic factors, their detection can provide vital answers.
Genetic testing for hereditary and somatic cancers can provide life-changing results in affected patients and their relatives, accompanied by potential actionable steps for genetic-related cancers.
Genetic testing is becoming an increasingly important tool in determining the cause of hereditary ophthalmologic conditions.
Genetic testing can clearly diagnose many genetic disorders of the brain and nervous system. It can guide decisions towards more effective medical management and treatments.
Genetic testing can help uncover the cause of persistent, often debilitating, undiagnosed symptoms in patients suffering from suspected metabolic disorders.