Testing for Genetic Disorders


The genetics section of Knight Diagnostic Laboratories has a longstanding history at OHSU. Established in 1962, the biochemical genetics laboratory was the cornerstone for Rare Genetic Disease testing. As laboratory technologies developed, OHSU developed into a worldwide resource for testing Fanconi anemias and neurological disorders and emerged as a center of excellence for the testing of Rare Genetic Disorders.  Today, the genetics laboratories include biochemical genetics, cytogenetics, FISH and a variety of molecular procedures to serve the diagnostic needs of genetic counselors, geneticists, and other physicians.