Molecular Pathology

Designed by pathologists and oncologists to create a better platform to diagnose and treat your patients.

What Is Molecular Pathology?

Molecular pathology is the study of molecules in a disease state. At CellNetix, we utilize sensitive molecular tools that often confirm ambiguous diagnoses suspected by microscopic evaluation, guide therapeutic decisions and assess treatments. Molecular techniques can also assist with predicting the effectiveness of some important medications, as well as identifying specific targets in individual patients’ tumors for new therapeutic modalities “personalized medicine.”

Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS)

NGS is similar in concept to traditional Sanger sequencing, where the bases of a given DNA fragment are sequentially identified through DNA re-synthesis. NGS extends this process in a massively parallel fashion across millions of reactions, rather than a limited number of DNA fragments. This significantly increases the coverage for variant calls, dramatically reduces the cost per gene per sample, and enables high throughput workflow for simultaneous screening of different types of mutations in many genes from multiple samples.

How NGS Works

Using the Illumina Miseq platform, an individual genomic DNA (gDNA) sample is first prepared into a library of small segments with adaptors and indexes attached. Indexed samples from multiple individuals are then pooled and loaded onto a single sequencing cartridge. Each fragment of the pooled samples is attached to the solid surface through the adaptor, and then uniformly and accurately sequenced in millions of parallel reactions. All variants are interpreted by our pathologists for clinical reference using publicly available databases and medical literature, and then used to create a concise and comprehensible report that can inform timely and appropriate clinical care for cancer patients.

SymGene79 NGS Panel

With SymGene79™ targeted gene panel, you can offer clients competitively priced, cutting-edge testing that isolates the 79 most actionable genes, for more relevant results, affordably delivered in weeks–not months. Learn more about SymGene here.

SymGene Focus - Targeted Cancer Panels

SymGene Focus is a collection of organ specific NGS cancer panels. This collection of validated genomic profiles are comprised of genes with compelling clinical and biological evidence as biomarkers to predict drug responses. Learn more about SymGene Focus here.


Ordering Information

If you are not set up with an electronic interface for NGS testing, please contact your local representative or complete a Molecular Oncology or Hematopathology requisition form and fax it to 206-215-5935 or 866-721-9696.


Molecular Pathology Team