Genetic Diseases Center

Genetic Diseases Center  

This center affiliated to ACECR was established with employing high tech equipment and experienced staff and applying the modern approaches in genetics.

Generally, Genetics is the study of genes, genetic variation, and heredity in living organisms.

In Science, it consider not only patients but also diseases

In the recent years, improvement in equipment, tools and research and diagnostic methods has converted genetics from the expertise and knowledge in the field of some diseases and rare congenital disorders to one of the major medical specialties in the diagnosis and treatment of many prevalent and rare diseases. Genetics is not limited to one or more medical specialties; as a matter of fact it is not only covering many medical specialties and but also rapidly changing to the major issues in medicine.

Goals and objectives

The first step in diagnosing and assessing the disease is to focus on the whole family in order to have a proper understanding of the patient’s family history.

In this regard, this center is willing to take an important step in this field with asking geneticists and physicians to diagnose the patients and carrier

Services Provided By the Center

This specialty center equipped with the appropriate facilities is active to diagnose the following disease.

  • Alpha and Beta Thalassemia
  • Hemophilia – A and B Cystic Fibrosis
  • Phenylketonuria
  • Duchene Muscular Dystrophy and Becker
  • Neuromuscular Diseases SMA
  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Fragile X Syndrome
  • Other Genetic Diseases

Genetic counseling

Genetic counseling is the process by which patients or their relatives who are at risk for a hereditary disease are identified and  the possibility of creating disorders, mode of transmission, prevention or treatment of the disorder is recognized. Referring to genetic counseling is one of the ways to control and prevent genetic disabilities. Actually, the cost of prevention of the birth of children with disabilities with specific genetic counseling and medical tests before marriage is much less than the cost of treating these diseases.