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Our virtual panels include over 3,000 genes selected based on the most up-to-date literature, gene reviews and variant databases. Our whole genome approach offers cost-effectiveness by reducing the need for multiple targeted tests, and maximises diagnostic yield by allowing you to combine panels, select individual genes, and surface variants across all regions of the genome.

Genetics in Dermatology

Genetic testing has emerged as a powerful tool within the realm of dermatology, providing valuable insights into various hereditary skin disorders. By analyzing an individual’s genetic makeup, dermatologists can glean crucial information that aids in diagnosis, treatment customization, genetic counseling, and even preventive measures.

Genetic analysis stands as the most effective method for categorizing hereditary dermatological conditions. A diagnostic outcome furnishes vital insights for making personalized and confident decisions regarding treatment and disease management. Additionally, pinpointing the underlying mutation clarifies the inheritance pattern within the family, playing a pivotal role in informed genetic counseling.

Genetic panel tests can aid in the diagnosis of a wide range of genetic skin disorders, including but not limited to epidermolysis bullosa, ichthyosis, congenital moles, and various types of ectodermal dysplasias. These tests can identify specific genetic mutations responsible for these conditions, helping clinicians confirm diagnoses and plan appropriate treatments.

The identification of at-risk family members enables the initiation of preventive measures and the provision of lifestyle recommendations. Simultaneously, it validates the need for regular check-ups under medical supervision. Genetic diagnosis also extends its utility to family planning considerations.

While genetic panel tests are highly valuable in dermatology, it’s essential to interpret their results in the context of a patient’s clinical presentation and other diagnostic tests. We recommend working closely with genetic counselors and other specialists to ensure that genetic information is used effectively to diagnose, treat, and manage dermatological conditions.

For further information on tailoring treatment plans to an individual’s genetic profile, leading to improved outcomes and reduced side effects, please visit our pharmacogenomics page.

Dermatology Panels

Autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis 
Ectodermal dysplasia without a known gene mutation
Epidermolysis bullosa
Erythropoietic protoporphyria, mild variant  
Familial cicatricial alopecia
Familial disseminated superficial actinic porokeratosis 
Familial hidradenitis suppurativa
Generalised pustular psoriasis
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Hydroa vacciniforme   
Non-syndromic hypotrichosis
Palmoplantar keratoderma and erythrokeratodermas
Peeling skin syndrome 
Severe multi-system atopic disease with high IgE

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