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HEREDITARY GENETICS Next Generation Sequencing

Vanguard Hereditary Genetics (NGS) Testing


Vanguard uses next generation sequencing (NGS) technology to identify pathogenic variants that cause rare and common genetic disorders.


Genetic testing can be considered for people at high risk for inherited disorders, which include a positive family history presence of certain symptoms, or early onset of disease. Genetic counseling should be considered.



Pathogenic & likely pathogenic variants reported


Noninvasive DNA test using
a cheek swab


Results returned within 2-3 weeks


A disease is considered rare when it has a prevalence of less than 5 in 10,000 people¹. It is estimated that rare diseases affect more than 30 million people in the US and 300 – 400 million people worldwide². So while individually rare, they are collectively more common.

A patient in hereditary genetics hugging their caretaker.

Genetics Play An Important Role

7000 +

There are over 7,000 known rare diseases¹


80% of rare diseases are genetic in origin²

1 Million +

There are >1 million known gene-disease associations.³

The Diagnostic Odyssey

Many rare diseases do not have diagnostic criteria, making it difficult for healthcare providers to “see” them. Patients often enter a diagnostic odyssey, going years, sometimes decades without a diagnosis.

It takes an average of 4-5 years for a person with a rare disease to receive an accurate diagnosis.²

The rate of misdiagnosis during the diagnostic odyssey can be as high as 40%.¹

When people with a rare disease go mis- or undiagnosed or left untreated, they can be subject to serious, prolonged, and sometimes life-threatening conditions.

An Accurate Diagnosis Results in Better Disease Management

Using next generation sequencing (NGS), Vanguard Laboratory Innovations tests for a wide range of rare and common hereditary genetic conditions. NGS is a fast, cost effective, and comprehensive diagnostic tool that has become the standard in genetic testing.

NGS Panel Strips

Vanguard NGS Panels Are...


8 diseased focused panels


Pathogenic & likely pathogenic variants reported


Results in 2-3 weeks

Vanguard Panels Offered

Cancergenomics Panels


Eye Disorders

Eye Disorders

Thyroid Panels


Diabetes Panels


Neurological Disorders Panels

Neurological Disorders

Cardiovascular Disorder Panels

Cardio Disorders

Primary Immunodeficiencies Panels

Primary Immunodeficiencies

Pulmonary Disorder Panels

Pulmonary Disorders

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We are a full service laboratory and our menu or tests and services are expanding.

For a comprehensive list of tests and services, call us today at 918-212-6177.