Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is a diagnostic laboratory that specializes in genetic testing.  Our laboratory works closely with physicians and health care professionals who specialize in genetic disorders.  We are not a clinic and do not provide direct patient consultation.  In addition, CTGT does not accept samples directly from patients.  All test requests must come through your physician.  Likewise, CTGT will only send results back to your physician so that they can review all relevant findings with you.

How To Get Help

If you are a patient seeking genetic testing or have questions about a specific disorder we recommend that you contact a genetics clinic.  Most university hospitals and children’s hospitals have genetics departments and a team of healthcare providers who specialize in evaluating and diagnosing genetic disorders.  Members of this team often include a geneticist and a genetic counselor.  A geneticist is a physician specialized in evaluating and diagnosing genetic conditions.  A genetic counselor is an individual with graduate training and is specialized in helping patients understand the complexity of genetic disorders and testing.
Other Resources

If you are interested in more information regarding a particular genetic disorder it may be helpful to search for a patient advocacy group.  Advocacy groups are organizations dedicated to supplying information and establishing contacts among individuals who share a common genetic condition.  These organizations are a good source of information and often times maintain referral lists of specialists experienced with a specific condition.  Some examples of organizations dedicated to connective tissue disorders include:

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What's New

April 11, 2022

Genome Sequencing: A Vital Tool Used in Identifying and Tracking New COVID-19 Variants

Genome sequencing is reading or decoding the complete genetic information i.e. “Genome” of an organism that is encrypted in the form of a very long string called DNA made up of 4 letters, A, T, G, and C. The genome of an organism essentially determines their physical characteristics and ...
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March 03, 2022

The Effect of Genetics on Individual Heart Health: Early Identification of FH Variations to Optimize Treatment

Test must be ordered by a Physician.

Familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) is a genetic disorder that is characterized by abnormally high blood levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, sometimes referred to as "bad cholesterol". This condition affects an estimated 1 in 250 people, and increases the likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease. In fact, FH is estimated to be the cause of 2-3% of heart attacks in individuals younger than age 60.

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October 13, 2021 A New Website Experience

We've refreshed our look and feel to better meet your needs. 

CTGT's new website is not only user-friendly but also provides more advanced test search capabilities, additional methodologies, and a clean design suited for multi-platform usage.

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September 28, 2021

9 New Tests for Genetic Carrier Screening Panels

CTGT is now offering 9 NEW tests for Genetic Carrier Screening. 
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September 25, 2021

New York State Clinical Laboratory Permit Approval

CTGT is proud to announce that its CLIA licensed and CAP-accredited Pennsylvania laboratory has earned a New York State Department of Health clinical laboratory permit to perform genetic testing for patients residing within the state of New York. 
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