Amnio-PCR is a revolutionary, rapid prenatal diagnostic screen based on molecular DNA techniques.
Amnio-PCR has been pioneered and developed by TDL Genetics, the genetics division of the Doctors Laboratory. Amnio-PCR is a new, rapid diagnosis of the most common chromosome abnormalities using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique. Using a small sample of amniotic fluid, PCR amplifies and enables quantification of specific regions of the DNA molecule from uncultured amniocytes providing a definitive result within 24-48 hours.
TDL is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. We have a number of laboratories in the London and Manchester areas, networked by advanced communications systems. In addition to our independent sector clients, we work in partnership with NHS trusts, running in-house laboratories and providing external services where appropriate.