June 7, 2019

FMR1 Premutation Repeat Expansion Analysis Added to Two Panels at no additional cost!

We are pleased to announce the addition of FMR1 premutation repeat expansion analysis to our Ataxia Repeat Expansion Panel and our Premature Ovarian Failure Panel, making these tests more comprehensive!

March 28, 2018

Dyslipidemia and Hypercholesterolemia Panels Now Available!

We are pleased to announce we have added new panels for dyslipidemias and familial hypercholesterolemia to our testing menu! Dyslipidemias are a clinically and genetically heterogenous group of disorders associated with abnormal levels of lipids and lipoproteins, including increased or decreased

September 12, 2017

Mosaicism Testing for Cornelia de Lange syndrome

The University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories has been offering diagnostic testing for Cornelia de Lange syndrome since 2006, and has developed considerable expertise in molecular testing for this condition.

June 22, 2017

Price Reductions and No Charge for Neuromuscular Disorder Reflex Testing - Now Available!

The University of Chicago Genetic Services Laboratories has been a leader in clinical genetic testing for neuromuscular disorders for over a decade.

February 2, 2017

New panels for thyroid diseases now available!

We are excited to announce an expansion to our endocrinology testing menu! In collaboration with Dr. Samuel Refetoff at the University of Chicago, a long-standing expert on thyroid diseases, we have developed new panel testing options for thyroid diseases including congenital hypothyroidism, hypoparathyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, hypophosphatemic rickets, and hereditary thyroid cancer. 

February 2, 2017

UCGSL adds additional state Clinical Laboratory Permits

UCGSL has recently obtained an out-of-state Clinical Laboratory license in Rhode Island! In addition, we hold state Clinical Laboratory permits for Maryland and Pennsylvania, and have applications for additional states pending.

December 23, 2016

Happy Holidays from UCGSL!

In observance of the holidays, we will be closed on Monday December 26th, and Monday January 2nd. We will be unable to receive or process specimens on those days, FedEx and UPS will also not be in operation.

February 15, 2016

When might custom RNA splicing analysis be right for my patient?

This month, UCGS launched our new "custom RNA splicing analysis" test, a clinically validated customized assay designed to test the effect of previously identified germline DNA sequence variants on RNA splicing. 

February 15, 2016

A new look for the UGCS website!

The team at UCGS labs has been working over the past year to update our website with a fresh new look and improved functionality!

February 4, 2016

Coding Corner Guide to ICD-10 Implementation

ICD-10 Implementation has arrived! Our health care system moved to the International Classification for Disease, 10th Revision – ICD-10 on October 1, 2015.

August 31, 2015

UCGS Introduces New Panel Options for Disorders of Sex Development

The University of Chicago Genetic Services are pleased to announce we are now offering new testing options for disorders of sex development (DSD)!

August 17, 2015

UCGS Introduces New Panel Options and Reduced Prices for Congenital Hyperinsulinism Testing

The University of Chicago Genetic Services are pleased to announce we are now offering reduced prices and additional testing options for congenital hyperinsulinism!

March 11, 2015

UCGS Now Offering Reduced 8-10 Week Turnaround Time for Exome Sequencing, And Enhanced Coverage of Medically Relevant Genes

UCGS is pleased to announce that our Exome Sequencing testing options now have a reduced turnaround time of 8-10 weeks.

March 6, 2015

Genetic Testing for Monogenic Forms of Diabetes Improves Diagnosis and Treatment

Our Associate Director Dr. Del Gaudio will be moderating and presenting at a concurrent session at the ACMG Annual Meeting.

March 6, 2015

Upcoming ACMG Conference

We look forward to seeing you this month at the upcoming ACMG Annual Clinical Genetics Meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Come visit our booth at Salt Palace Convention Center, March 25-27, Booth 718.

March 6, 2015

Clinical Exome Sequencing for Genetic Identification of Ataxia

This poster (#556) will be presented at the ACMG Annual Meeting by Miao Sun, molecular fellow, Friday March 27: 10:30am-noon. Stop by and learn more.

March 6, 2015

MS-MLPA Analysis Reveals a Novel Genetic Mechanism Causing 6q24-Transient Neonatal Diabetes Mellitus

This poster (#343) will be presented at the ACMG Annual Meeting by Dr. Alkorta-Aranburu, molecular fellow, Thursday March 26: 10:30am-noon. Stop by and learn more.

February 13, 2015

UCGS Announces Reduced Turnaround Times!

The University of Chicago Genetic Services is a leader in providing clinical genetic testing, and we are pleased to announce we are now offering reduced turnaround times for all our testing options.

We now offer the following turnaround times:

February 11, 2015

Calling all bioinformatics programmers! We're hiring!

The molecular diagnostic laboratory in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago is focused on the development and implementation of molecular genetic tests for rare orphan genetic disorders.  We are seeking a bioinformatics programmer to consult w