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Institute of Medical Genetics

Genetic Diagnostics Laboratory

Genetic Tests

In Switzerland, genetic tests in the medical field may only be ordered by physicians authorized to do so.

The Institute of Medical Genetics is authorized by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to perform genetic tests on humans.


The laboratory is accredited according to SN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2018 and SN EN ISO 15189:2013 and regularly participates in external quality controls.

Quality Management Representative

Dipl. natw. ETH Malgorzata Taralczak
Tel. +41 44 556 33 54

In-House in vitro diagnostic

Declaration pursuant to Article 5(5)(f) of Regulation (EU) 2017/746 on in vitro diagnostic medical devices

Written Declaration [in German] (PDF, 164 KB)

Published at: 24 May 2024


Our laboratory services are provided in the 3 subareas;

  • Chromosomal Diagnostics
  • Molecular Diagnostics
  • Genome Diagnostics

An overview of the contact persons can be found below.

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Chromosome Diagnostics

Head of Department

PD Dr. phil. biochem. Beatrice Oneda
Specialist Medical Genetic Analysis FAMH

Tel: +41 44 556 33 33

Molecular Diagnostics

Laboratory Manager

Prof. Dr. phil. Alessandra Baumer
Specialist Medical Genetic Analysis FAMH

Tel: +41 44 556 33 21

Genome Diagnostics

Laboratory Manager

Dr. sc. nat. Angela Bahr

Tel: +41 44 556 33 00