Why undergoing this examination?

The term mutation refers to changes in genetic material, which is the main source of genetic variation. A change in DNA can provide an improvement in the body or trigger genetic diseases that are known as pathogenic mutations. The earlyknowledge of a pathogenic mutation helps patients and their families to make fundamental decisions regarding future preventive strategies or to the clarification of a pathology.

What is this exam?

From a sample of DNA obtained from the patient’s blood, any genetic changes reported in the family are evaluated through the genetic sequencing technique.

For whom is it indicated?

• Individuals with a family history of hereditary cancer who want to confirm if they have the same mutation identified in the family.
• Patients with a family history of genetic syndrome who want to confirm if they present the same mutation identified in the family.


Sanger Sequencing


• Guaranteed from the experience of the Synlab group, the absolute European leader in laboratory diagnosis.   

• It uses the Sanger sequencing method that guarantees 100% coverage of all DNA-readable bases.
• Any pathogenic mutation or mutation of uncertain significance is confirmed from a new DNA extraction.
• Genetic counselling in cases which are necessary to assess the implications of the outcome for the patient and his/her relatives.

Extra information

DOCUMENTATION – Available on Extranet for clients:
• Informed Consent.
• Clinical Questionnaire.
• Fasting is not necessary for the test.

Delivery Time
20 working days
Type of Sample
5 mL whole blood in EDTA tube

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