Our in-house CLIA certified molecular diagnostics laboratory provides high-quality testing for more than 600 rare genetic disorders.
Serving physicians world-wide, our laboratory offers DNA sequence analysis via Sanger Sequencing and Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS), targeted mutation analysis and DNA copy number variation analysis by chromosomal microarray. We can also create custom NGS panels tailored to specific needs.
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Twenty years ago in Northeast Ohio, five Amish families with children suffering from devastating conditions were trying to find answers. DDC Clinic — Center for Special Needs Children was born as a unique collaboration of families, medical professionals and research scientists.
Started as a non-profit medical and research facility to serve local families affected by rare and undiagnosed genetic conditions, our Center quickly became an internationally recognized leader for diagnosis, treatment and research of many complex disorders. Early diagnosis and treatment has dramatically improved patient outcomes and saved lives.
With inspiration from our founders to help others find answers, our laboratory has leveraged the expertise obtained through clinical service and research to provide a growing number of tests serving physicians and their patients from across the country and around the world.
The expansion of our Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory services was made possible with the generous support of The Char and Chuck Fowler Family Foundation, The Cleveland Foundation Lake-Geauga Fund, The Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Foundation, The Fred A. Lennon Charitable Trust, The Ortino Family Foundation and The Reinberger Foundation.