Courtagen Life Sciences Blog

The Power of Parents: How Parent Samples Improve Genetic Testing Results

Posted by Cheryl Scacheri, MS, LGC on Dec 8, 2016 10:45:00 AM

At Courtagen, we offer DNA testing that uses next generation sequencing to diagnose neurological, mitochondrial, and other disorders. Because the brain and mitochondria are so complex, many of our panels have a thousand genes or more.

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Topics: Seizure Disorders, Mitochondrial Disorders, Genetic Testing, Developmental Delay

Mitochondrial disease patients face frustration when going to the Emergency Room

Posted by Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC on Sep 27, 2016 1:22:31 PM

Mitochondrial disease is typically understood by healthcare providers as a disease of severe neuromuscular manifestations and brain abnormalities, or recognized as various syndromes. However, mitochondrial disease is complicated to diagnose and difficult for many clinicians to understand or accept for the following reasons:

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Topics: Mitochondrial Disorders, Patient Story

Diagnosing Mitochondrial Disease with Genetic Testing

Posted by Stacey Wong, MS, LCGC on Sep 15, 2016 2:36:00 PM


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Topics: Mitochondrial Disorders, Genetic Testing

Upcoming Webinar: The Role of Genetic Testing Panels in Clinical Practice

Posted by Courtagen Staff on Jul 27, 2016 4:08:36 PM
Genetic testing has become a powerful addition to the clinician's toolbox that can be deployed to help identify a definitive diagnosis and inform patient care, especially for neurological and metabolic disorders. 
 
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Topics: Epilepsy, Mitochondrial Disorders, Genetic Testing, Genetics, Developmental Delay