Yeditepe University Genetic Diseases Centre Istanbul
About the hospital
Yeditepe University Genetic Diseases Evaluation Center Istanbul is a highly specialized medical institution that offers a wide range of cytogenetic, molecular and genetic examinations. The centre is closely associated with the Department of Medical Genetics of the Yeditepe University Faculty of Medicine and is actively operating in an 800 m2 building on the campus in Koshuyolu.
The Genetic Diseases Evaluation Center includes patient reception and physical examination rooms, genetic counselling and training rooms, molecular diagnostics, cytogenetics and tissue culture laboratories. With laboratories equipped with the latest technology, the medical centre's goal is to become a reference laboratory in Turkey.
The clinic is proud of its technical laboratory infrastructure. Doctors have an automated FISH and imaging system that allows them to analyze many more cells in shorter periods than conventional procedures. This system accurately serves for cancer genetics and prenatal diagnosis. DNA and RNA analyses are carried out in molecular genetics laboratories. In addition to the long list of routine molecular tests, specialists develop and perform additional tests following the needs and requests of doctors from other departments.
Newborn screening is the most common type of genetic testing. Many patients from abroad come to the medical centre because there are countries that require newborns to be tested for specific gene abnormalities. In addition, pre-implantation testing is also very popular. Embryos are checked for genetic abnormalities before the in vitro fertilization procedure. The centre is equipped to identify gene changes that make people susceptible to various cancers, including breast and ovarian cancer, colon cancer, melanoma, medullary thyroid cancer, and rare cancers. Clinic laboratories strive to provide services according to world standards, having links with most of the most advanced centres worldwide.
Does Yeditepe University Genetic Centre Istanbul perform chromosome testing?
Thanks to the CGH array method, a new technology that has begun to be used in the genetic laboratories of the world, changes in the number of copies of all genomes and genetic disorders can be determined in the medical centre. A computer program with appropriate software analyses a large amount of data.
What sample should I give for genetic analysis?
Depending on the type of genetic test, a sample of the patient's blood, skin, amniotic fluid, or other tissue will be taken. A blood sample is taken for newborn screening tests by pricking the baby's heel. Sometimes, a swab sample is taken from the inside of the cheek for genetic testing.
Is the clinic good for prenatal testing?
Tests that detect certain types of abnormalities in a child's genes are available at the hospital. For example, down syndrome and trisomy 18 are two genetic disorders often tested for in prenatal. In addition, doctors offer genetic tests for embryos prepared for the in vitro fertilization procedure.
About the city
Istanbul is the largest city in the country, as well as a leading economic and cultural center. The city lies on both sides of the Bosphorus, geographically dividing it into Europe and Asia. In its long history, Istanbul was the capital of the greatest empires in the world - Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman- and was also the religious center of Christianity and Islam. Therefore, it is not surprising that the city has many monuments of cultural and architectural heritage, demonstrating the glorious past of the contemporary metropolis.
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque, also known as the Blue Mosque, is rightfully considered a city symbol and one of its main attractions. The peculiarity of the mosque is the presence of six minarets - there are no more mosques in Istanbul with so many minarets. Directly opposite the legendary mosque is another important historical monument - Hagia Sophia. In 1985, the cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List along with other monuments of the historical center of Istanbul.
Istanbul is the scientific center of Turkey. The city is home to several public universities, such as Istanbul University, Marmara University, Bosphorus University, and several private universities. Several scientific communities operate in the city, including the Turkish Medical Society. Istanbul is home to the leading center Sisli Memorial Hospital, which is popular in the international medical arena.
Istanbul is a multimillion metropolis with a rich history and oriental flavor. Istanbul is an ideal option for a weekend trip: visitors can come here for a romantic weekend with their loved ones, fly in to unwind for a couple of days, drink delicious Turkish coffee and enjoy walking around this beautiful city. The city offers its guests excellent shopping opportunities. Istanbul has a vast number of boutiques and colorful bazaars where that provide significant discounts. Istanbul is also a paradise for gourmets. Here you can taste delicious national Turkish cuisine and famous oriental sweets.