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Space for physicians and comfort for clients

In 2012 the company moved from a smaller building in Pilsen-Čechurov to a new building on Parková street in Pilsen-Černice not far from the Olympia shopping centre. The new place is recognizable from a distance thanks to the easily visible sign "GENETIKA". Approximately 40 employees work at our department today.

The new building is 2.200 m2. The company currently uses half of the building. In addition to better facilities for staff it also offers higher comfort and convenience for clients. Clients and especially female clients have eight out-patient departments, including paediatric cardiology focusing on echocardiography. There are two lines of laboratories consisting of four departments in the building. The capacity of examinations has therefore increased by 50%.

The genetics laboratory is accredited by the Czech Accreditation Institute, o.p.s. on the basis of evaluation of fulfilment of the accreditation criteria according to ČSN EN ISO 15189:2007. Furthermore, it is approved to perform activities of a diagnostic laboratory by the State Institute for Drug Control.

In addition to the Pilsen region the company also operates in the Karlovy Vary region. The company's affiliate genetics department West in Sokolov is on Jiráskova street. The experts perform a complete genetic consultancy, including non-invasive laboratory examinations also at these sites.

Speed matters, which is why we have new technologies

One of the basic and best know examinations is ultrasound examination. Genetics Pilsen is among pioneers in using up-to-date technologies in this type of examination. It was the first in the region to use 3D and 4D ultrasound and it continually buys devices with still more advanced sensing and imaging methods. The health of children can be monitored already between week 12 and week 14 of pregnancy.

A more detailed foetal examination includes amniocentesis, which is a collection of a tiny sample of amniotic fluid. Analysis of this sample enables us to precisely diagnose the genetic properties of a foetus and some crucial foetal abnormalities. Amniotic fluid also contains live foetal cells which were separated from the foetus during growth and the foetus does not need these cells for its own development. Amniocentesis can be performed from week 16 of a woman's pregnancy.

For lay people a similar principle of ensuring a child's health is CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling) which is the taking of a sample from the placenta. The placenta has the same embryonic basis as the foetus and it can also be used to study the structure and number of chromosomes and therefore the complete genetic equipment of the foetus. In contrast to amniocentesis the CVS examination can be performed already from week 11 of a woman's pregnancy.

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