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Hemas Hospitals partners Credence Genomics to offer cutting-edge genetic diagnostics

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Amali Dissanayake - Product Consultant Credence Genomics,  Neville Perera - Marketing Advisor Credence Genomics,   Upali Perera - Director, Credence Genomics,  Dr. Rohan Sugathadasa - Head of Laboratory Services. Hemas , Dr. Vaz Gnanam – CEO / Director Credence Genomics , Dr. Lakith Peiris  - MD - Hemas Hospitals ,  Murtaza Esufally  - Chairman - Hemas Hospitals ,  Prabhan Gunawardena - Head of Business Development Hemas Hospitals , Dr. Himesh Fernando - Director Innovation and New Business Development Hemas Hospitals , Maheshi Pieries  -  Manager Legal Hemas Hospitals 



Hemas Hospital laboratory services which believe in cutting edge technology and has the largest laboratory network in Sri Lanka, entered into a collaboration with Credence Genomics, the pioneer in genomic research and diagnostics in Sri Lanka.

The collaboration allows Hemas hospitals to offer high end molecular biology and genetic tests that have been developed by Credence Genomics for diagnosis of infectious diseases, tumour treatment, breast and colorectal cancer predictions and a range of inherited genetic disorders.

The infection detection test could within 24 hours detect the infection, whether it is bacteria or a fungi. A further set of tests can then identify exactly which bacteria or fungi is affecting the patient.

This is a culture independent highly sensitive test, which even gives the relative abundance of the microbes. 

 With respect to cancer diagnostics, the ‘Tumor Hotspot analysis ’,  tests for common cancer genes in one go and assists in the fine-tuning of chemotherapy to minimise side effects.  In addition, Credence Breast and Credence Colorectal screening , checks patients for specific genetic mutations that may cause cancer. These tests are predictive tests that will minimise your risks of getting two of the most common cancers among women and men respectively by offering personalised prevention programmes.  Credence Breast and Colorectal will particularly be of importance to families with a history of cancer.
The ‘inherited disorders test’, screens for genetic disorders that are passed across generations.

The test evaluates for neuromuscular, metabolic, developmental, heart and many other diseases. 

The test could enable couples with a family history of inherited disorders to make an informed decision of the best reproductive option and eliminate unnecessary worry and doubt before marriage. The panel can also diagnose children affected with conditions that cannot be easily diagnosed with conventional tests. 

The Hemas-Credence collaboration will provide a wider reach of doctors with cutting edge services and accurate diagnostic tools and a much larger patient base with the desired answers for the most challenging of medical questions. Credence Genomics and Hemas hospitals are looking forward to ensuring that the current trend in genetic diagnostics is upheld.

Credence is one of the 15 laboratories world over which specialises in Next Generation Sequencing
which provides a result with 99.7 percebt accuracy and ultrafast turnaround times. The services also include an expert client support system and genetic counselling with confidentiality. 

Hemas Hospital is a subsidiary of Hemas Group, a leading Sri Lankan conglomerate that has business interests in four key sectors – FMCG, Health care, Transportation and Leisure. The multi-specialty hospital chain comprises  3 full-service hospitals at Wattala, Galle and Thalawathugoda, along with 33 fully equipped laboratories and provides community-based expert health care services by positioning its chain of hospitals in strategic locations outside the commercial hub of Colombo. It guarantees patients the highest safety standards, backed by full international accreditation and was the first hospital in Sri Lanka to be recognized by the prestigious accreditation body, Australian Council for Healthcare Standards. 
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  • Ranjeet P Thursday, 15 March 2018 02:48 PM

    Genetic tests during pregnancy. For pre-birth genetic testing, pregnant women may opt for amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling. There is also a blood test for women to look for some disorders. The amniocentesis carries a low risk of miscarriage. Newborn screening is used immediately after birth to detect genetic disorders that can be treated early in life. Most states also test for other genetic disorders. Diagnostic tests are used to detect or rule out a particular genetic or chromosomal condition. Visit: https://www.genetichealing.in/screening-test-genetic-disorders-pune/ test for genetic disorders


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