What happens when my doctor orders genetic testing?
STEP 2 — Sample Collection
Once a patient is identified as a candidate for genetic testing, a blood or tissue sample is obtained, prepared for analysis, and stored for future reference.
STEP 3 — Sample Preparation
Our state-of-the-art genetic labs isolate the genetic sample and prepare it for next-generation sequencing.
STEP 4 — Sequencing
UCSF uses cutting-edge instrumentation for the highest quality results in the shortest possible time.
STEP 5 — Pipeline Analysis
With the laboratory portion of the genomic analysis complete, our bioinformatics team converts the raw data into a report of genetic findings.
STEP 6 — Genomic Medicine Case Review
The bioinformaticians and laboratory scientists collaborate with our medical geneticists and the treating physician to discuss the findings and arrive at a recommendation for the patient.
STEP 7 — Results Reported & Recorded
The results of the entire Genomic Medicine process become part of the patient’s electronic medical record.