Center for Medical Genetics Ltd (CMG) was founded in 1997 with a registered office in České Budějovice, Czech Republic. It is a private medical facility consisting of an outpatient clinic, a cytogenetic laboratory and a molecular cytogenetic laboratory. The majority of work is focused on prenatal genetic diagnosis. There are 3 modern, state-of-the-art ultrasound scanners available for fetal screening. The Center’s team of medical professionals performs amniotic fluid testing (amniocentesis) and chorionic villus sampling (CVS). It is possible for a patient’s partner to be present during an amniocentesis procedure and during ultrasound scanning. CMG also provides genetic testing to couples with a history of repeated miscarriages and infertility, or to patients with hereditary forms of malignant tumors. The Center for Medical Genetics is a holder of an accreditation granted by the Czech Accreditation Institute. Doctors of CMG are holders of a number of Czech and international certificates for qualified performance of ultrasound screening.
Karel Čutka, MD
18 October 2010
In October 2010 CMG was granted a new licence to operate a diagnostic laboratory in accordance with Act No 296/2008 Coll. The licence was issued by the State Institute for Drug Control, Prague.
21 September 2010
CMG continues to hold an accreditation granted by the Czech Accreditation Institute for 2007-2010 and was also granted an accreditation certificate No 398/2010 valid until 21 September 2015. CMG is registered under No 8046.
10 January 2009
Starting 2009 CMG ss a holder of a new certificate
CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE: 18-23 WEEKS SCAN
The Fetal Medicine Foundation, London
1 January 2007
The first- and second-trimester integrated test
Guide to integrated screening - the best method for detecting Down syndrome in the whole population
Nuchal translucency measurement (NT) included in the first trimester ultrasound scan (at 13 weeks gestation)
As done in our accredited center it increases the Down syndrome detection rate to 95 %, reduces invasive examinations and may reveal the diagnosis earlier.
ACOG - recommendations of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists regarding screening for Down syndrome
• Genetic Counseling
• Biochemical Screening – Integrated Screening
• Nuchal translucency measurement (NT) included in the first trimester ultrasound scan (at 13 weeks gestation)
• Fetal Ultrasound Examination
• Fetal Echocardiography Screening
• Invasive Prenatal Testing : CVS
• Invasive Prenatal Testing : amniocentesis
• Chromosomal Prenatal Testing
• Molecular Cytogenetic Testing (FISH)
• Molecular Genetic Testing (QF PCR, DNA Testing)