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One of the first accredited private laboratories in Berlin that provides tests for genetic diseases, to the medical and health care sector, to physicians and clinicians, as well as to the general public

IMMD

The Institute of Medical Molecular Diagnostics GmbH (IMMD) was founded in 1994 as a genetic diagnostic company. It is one of the first private laboratories that made tests for genetic diseases available. Since its inception, more than 100,000 genetic tests have been performed at IMMD. The main focus concerns the diagnosis of hereditary diseases (www.immd.de).

In 2004, the forensic test procedures were accredited by the German Accreditation Council. In 2009, they were re-accredited according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and the Genetic Diagnostics Act (Act on Human Genetic Testing – GenDG). In 2014, the accreditation was reaffirmed by the German Accreditation Authority (DAkkS).

Genetic analysis is performed at IMMD by a highly qualified team of employees comprised of molecular biologists, chemists and doctors. Dr. Eva Spitzer, the laboratory director, is a recognized expert from the German Society for Parentage Testing (Evaluator for Parentage Testing).
As one of the leading institutes in the field of genetic diagnostics, the IMMD has developed a series of tests based on a proprietary technology for DNA analysis. Small amounts of blood are dried on special test paper for these procedures. These samples can be comfortably taken from patients at their physician’s office or at home. The sample is then mailed to our laboratory.

Our laboratories are checked via regular inspections and external quality studies. These encompass the clinical-genetic analyses and “paternity tests.” Quality controls are organized by the German and the European Society of Human Genetics. IMMD also participates in the annual audits performed by the Society for Forensic Medicine (GEDNAP) and the German Society for Parentage Testing (DGAB). All tests developed by IMMD are tested and certified.

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