The Cincinnati Children’s Molecular Genetics Laboratory, in conjunction with Maisam Abu-El-Haija, MD, and the Pancreas Care Center, introduce new Pancreas Panels by Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).

The Heritable Pancreatic Diseases Genetic Testing program at Cincinnati Children’s will meet your patients' specialized needs by offering a comprehensive genetic test menu for the diagnosis of chronic and acute heritable pancreas diseases.    

The Pancreas Panels are comprised of 10 clinically relevant genes related to heritable pancreatic diseases. We have created two custom assays to correlate with your patients' unique clinical symptoms. The Pancreas Panels include the following genetic test options:  

> Download: Pancreas Panels test spec sheet | Heritable Pancreatic Disease testing requisition

The Pancreas Panels use TruSeq Custom Amplicon (TSCA) capture and enrichment technology followed by next-generation sequencing to provide increased test sensitivity while maintaining the same rapid, comprehensive and cost effective analysis you have come to expect. Our team of pediatric gastroenterologists (with special focus on pancreatic disease and cystic fibrosis) and molecular geneticists will review and interpret each customized analysis, giving you access to unparalleled clinical expertise.

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory at Cincinnati Children's also offers single gene diagnostic testing and deletion / duplication analysis for the genes included in the Pancreas Panels.  See a comprehensive list of tests offered.

Why Choose Us?

Our lab will give you access to unparalleled clinical expertise. We provide guidance in:

  • Clinical interpretation, recommendation for follow-up testing and medical management   
  • Genetic counseling
  • Coordination of studies for at-risk family members