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Centre for Genetic Services

Centre for Genetic Services

KSHEMA Centre for Genetic Services is a Diagnostic Lab with the modern “state-of-the- art” cytogenetic testing facility engaging both diagnostic, research and teaching started in the year 2013. This is the only cytogenetic diagnostic laboratory functioning in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi district. The laboratory offers a broad profile of service by conventional karyotyping and FISH (Fluorescence in situ hybridization) for prenatal and postnatal samples.

Contact details:

Name :Dr. Prashanth Shetty
Ph. No. 9448348007
Email Id: drprashanth@nitte.edu.in

The Centre has entered into MOU’s with the following institutions/organizations:
  • Centre for Human Genetics, Bangalore.
  • Dr.Narayini, Fetal Medicine Centre, Mangaluru.
  • Father Muller Medical College & Hospital, Mangaluru.
  • Dr. Lakshmi, MDCRC, Coimbatore.
  • In Vitro lab, Madurai.
  • Hi tech fertility Center, Coimbatore.
At present the following hospitals are utilizing the services of our Centre:
  • Father Muller Medical College and Hospital, Mangaluru.
  • Lady Ghoshan Hospital, Mangaluru
  • Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangaluru.
  • K.V.G Sullia.
  • Wenlock Hospital, Mangaluru.
  • InVitro Lab, Madurai.
  • A.J.Hospital, Mangaluru.
  • Vinaya Nursing Home, Mangaluru.
  • KMC,Mangaluru.
  • Samada Hospital, Trivendrum.
Aneuploidy screening: [by conventional karyotyping and (FISH)]
  • FISH: Screening of Chromosome 21, 13, 18, X and Y
  • Referral reasons: Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, Klinefelter syndrome, Edward syndrome, Patau syndrome, Infertility, Primary infertility, Primary amenorrhea, Intersex etc.
  • Sample: Peripheral blood ,Prenatal (AF), Skin, CB/Fetal blood
Cancer screening: [by conventional karyotyping and (FISH)]
  • FISH Panels: Multiple myeloma, Acute myeloid Leukaemia(AML), Acute Lymphiod Leukaemia(ALL),Myelodisplasticsyndrome(MDS),ChronicMyeloidLeukaemia(CML)
  • Referral reasons: CML/AML/ALL/MM/MDS/Pancytopenia etc. 
  • Sample: BM/ PB.
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