About Amplexa Genetics
Amplexa Genetics A/S was founded in 2006 and has developed along the field of genetic analyses.
Constantly up-to-date with the latest technology, we’re proud to provide you with applicable, scientificly documented results.
Our mission is to provide knowledge. For professionals, genetic knowledge adds to their clinical evalutation of the patient, helping to counsel and guide treatment. For private clients, genetic knowledge can a.o. help in family planning or taking care of own health
Our vision is to become a globally recognised and serious collaborator for applicable genetic analyses.
Amplexa Genetics A/S is committed to deliver:
- High quality analyses and clinically applicable genetic reports
- Fast turn-around-time
- Competitive pricing
STRONG SCIENTIFIC FOUNDATION
In collaboration with recognised scientific experts in the clinical fields, Amplexa Genetics A/S
has developed and implemented clinical relevant tests within the fields of neurology, endocrinology, cardiology and oncology. The tests are either gene panels – collection of relevant genes – or single genes, and cover high significance genes. For every gene, the published scientific literature corroborates the impact of the specific gene on disease liability.
In-house skilled clinicians and researchers with experience in genetics and genetic analyses
supported by a strong net-work of experts, providing ad-hoc assistance in interpretation of unique or difficult-to-interpret findings, are at your service.
CUTTING EDGE TECHNOLOGY
Amplexa Genetics A/S uses state-of-the art targeted Next Generation Sequencing technology running
disease panels in several disease areas. We also use standard capillary electrophoresis where relevant.
Every year Amplexa Genetics A/S chooses to support two different NGO´s.
For 2018, as well as the previous years it is Danish Refugee Council.
For thousands of years migration has been the major facilitator to become the humans we are today.
To day, migration, is mostIy involuntary and caused by wars, conflicts and disasters
We wish to help making living better for the affliced people.
The other organisation is “”Danske Hospitalsklovne””, who for many years has helped to ease children
admitted to hospitals. They provide smiles and joy for the sick children and their families, when need the most.
Susanne Timshel, MD
Clinical Geneticist. Medical Director European Sperm Bank
Deb Pal, MD, Ph.d, MRCP.
Professor of Pediatric Epilepsy, King's College London
Rikke Steensbjerre Møller, Cand.scient, Ph.d
Head of genetic research, Danish Epilepsy Center Filadelfia, Dianalund
Amplexa Genetics has worked with +100 renowned hospitals, laboratories and doctors around the world, providing them with the best service available to support their activities within clinical diagnostics.
Filadelfia – The Danish Epilepsy Center (Dianalund, DK)
King’s College Hospital (London, UK)
Guy’s and St. Thomas’ (London, UK)
Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, SWE)
Odense University Hospital (Odense, DK)
Aalborg University Hospital (Aalborg, DK)
Epilepsissenteret-SSE; Rikshospitalet (Bærum, NOR)
Lund University Hospital (Lund, SWE)
Montreal Children’s Hospital (Montreal, CAN)
St. Mary’s Hospital (UK)
University Hospital of North Midlands (UK)
Tartu University Hospital
Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital (Italy)
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead (Australia)
Oslo University Hospital (Norway)
Rikshospitalet Oslo – Epilepsisenteret SSE (Norway)
Uppsala University Hospital – Rudbeck (Sweden)
New Victoria Hospital, Glasgow (UK)
Canterbury Health Laboratories (UK)
The Royal Victoria Hospital (Canada)
Wellington Hospital (New Zealand)
St. James University Hospital, Leeds (UK)
The Prince of Wales Hospital (Australia)
Lund University Hospital (Sweden)
University of Alberta Hospital (Canada)
Centre Hospitalier Université-Laval (CHUL), (Canada)
University of São Paulo NRGs Clinic (Brasil)
Pirkanmaa Hospital Districtt
Ohio Regional Genetics Center (US)
The Hospital for Sick Children (Canada)
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust (UK)
University Hospital MAS Malmö (Sweden)
Leeds General Infirmary (UK)
Hospital District of Southern Finland, VSSHP (Finland)
If unfamiliar with genetic testing you will find valuable and relevant information here. COUNSELING RECOMMENDATIONS CONCERNING GENETIC TESTING
To the general population genetic tests don’t yield easy-to-understand results. They can reveal the presence, absence, or malformation of genes. Deciphering what these complex tests mean requires assistance by health professionals.
A genetic counselor is a medical genetics expert with a Master of Science degree or doctors or nurses with special training in the subject. Genetic counselors are expert educators, skilled in translating the complex language of genomic medicine into terms that are easy to understand.
People seeking genetic counseling may be newly diagnosed patients, new parents or couples planning a pregnancy, or family members concerned that they too may carry a disorder. The genetic counselor can help identify and interpret the risks of an inherited disorder, explain inheritance pattern, suggest testing, and lay out possible scenarios. They will refer you to a laboratory for the actual tests. They will explain the meaning of the medical science involved, provide support, and address any emotional issues raised by the results of the genetic testing.
Genetic counseling touches very deeply on human emotions of guilt, grief and fear, and on deeply felt moral beliefs. Counselors are trained to help people through the inevitable emotions that a diagnosis arouses – and which ripple through the whole family because of their shared genetic inheritance. No two patients are the same, and genetic counseling has to be sensitive to the fact that a diagnosis can have very different meaning to different people.
Genetic counseling is a communication process that deals with the occurrence, or risk of occurrence, of a genetic disorder in the family. The process involves an attempt to help the individual or the family to
- understand the medical facts of the disorder
- appreciate how heredity contributes to the disorder and the risk of recurrence in specified relatives
- understand the options for dealing with the risk of recurrence
- use this genetic information in a personally meaningful way that promotes health, minimizes psychological distress and increases personal control
- choose the course of action which seems appropriate to them in the view of their risk and their family goals, and act in accordance with that decision;
- make the best possible adjustment to the disorder in an affected family member and/or to the risk of recurrence of that disorder
With more than 900 disorders caused by mutations in more than 10.000 genes however it can be an almost impossible task for the genetic counselor to comprehend the enormous amount of information involved in the interpretation of the laboratory test result relative to the disorder under investigation. In this case alliances between specialized clinical doctors may be advisable.
Amplexa Genetics provide the following services in which case genetic counseling may appropriate.
Diagnostic testing involves genetic tests performed in a symptomatic individual to confirm or exclude a genetic condition. This is usually not very different from other medical tests performed in order to achieve a diagnosis, except for the possible involvement of relatives or implications concerning them. Pre-test genetic counseling may not always be necessary. As in case of any medical test, there should be free and informed consent which includes pre-test information, minimally what the test is for and what its implications are for the tested and for the family. If the test result is positive, the patient and the relatives should be offered genetic counseling. Even when the test result is negative, genetic counseling may be indicated.
Predictive testing often termed “presymptomatic testing” refers to genetic testing in a healthy high-risk relative for a specific later-onset monogenic disorder. The mutation in the family leads to the disease or a considerably high risk for the disease. Even if the family has previously been counseled, further pre- and post-test genetic counseling has to be offered, often accompanied by psychosocial evaluation and support.
Carrier testing refers to a genetic test that detects a gene mutation that will generally have limited or no consequence to the health of that individual. However, it may confer a high risk of disease in the offspring, if inherited, from one parent or in combination with the same or another mutation in the same gene from the other parent. Pre- and post-test genetic counseling needs to be offered.
Prenatal testing refers to a genetic test performed during a pregnancy, where there is increased risk for a certain condition in the fetus. Pre- and post-test genetic counseling for the prospective parents needs to be offered.