M4: Molecular diagnostics, special diagnostics
This module applies PCR-based assays to the analyses of nucleic acids, as well as chromatographic and mass spectrometric methods for therapeutic drug monitoring and diagnostics of metabolic diseases. Molecular diagnostics offers screening for coagulation disorders, metabolic disease and monitoring of patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML). These novel techniques have only recently been transferred from biochemical research laboratories to daily clinical routine. Most of the assays currently used in clinical applications have been developed in our institute. These tests require special expertise in the medical evaluation of the results.