About Us

Independent Medico-Diagnostic Laboratory "Genome Center Bulgaria" JSC and Genetic Medico-Diagnostic Laboratory "Genica" Ltd are specialized in DNA and RNA diagnostics of rare genetic diseases and infections in Bulgaria. The diagnostic tests are performed by highly qualified specialists with titles "Doctor of Science" and "Doctor". Our team includes young specialists, PhD students and diploma workers. The main laboratory is situated in Sofia, but we have also registered branch offices in Varna and Plovdiv, which cover the whole country territory. The central laboratory space covers ~450 sq.m.

The following equipment is available:

  • PCR Apparatuses
  • Real-time PCR
  • Systems for horizontal and vertical gel electrophoresis
  • Hybridization system
  • Sequencers with laser detection
  • Specialized equipment and software for sperm analysis
  • Specialized equipment and software for karyotyping

Why choose us

The obtained results from the genetic tests are unambiguous: a positive or a negative result always contributes to the clarification of the patient's diagnosis.

Patients and requesting physicians are always informed in advance for the time frame requested to perform the analysis. Urgent analysis are performed with priority.

Our laboratories offer specialized consultations for requesting physicians and patients explaining the benefits of genetic testing and detailed interpretation of the obtained genetic results. Our specialists are constantly available by phone or e-mail to discuss complicated cases with healthcare specialists. A direct connection to the specialist who performed the analysis and the relevant group leader is always available.
Our team has an extensive experience in design and implementation of scientific projects and elaborations.

We provide training of specialists, organize seminars and workshops for discussion of clinically and genetically ambiguous cases.

Our specialists are available to visit the partner unit and to conduct seminars and working discussions. We provide on-site training on samples processing, storage and transport to the place for analysis. Our laboratories provide specialized consumables for sampling, needed further for genetic tests prescribed by a clinician.
Neurology - DNA diagnosis of neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy, syndromes with mental retardation, etc.

Obstetrics and Gynecology - Prenatal Diagnostics of Genetic Diseases, Non-invasive prenatal diagnosis for aneuploidy, hereditary thrombophilia, karyotyping, sperm analysis, premature ovarian insufficiency, predisposition to gestational diabetes, DNA analysis of sexually transmitted diseases, liquid-based cytology and others. Genetic testing on abortive materials.

Urology - DNA analysis of urological infections, genetic tests for diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic effect in prostate cancer, etc.

Cardiology - genetic studies in dilated and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QT syndrome, genetic predispositions for cardiovascular diseases, etc.

Gastroenterology - genetic studies for Gilbert syndrome, fatty liver, polycystic liver disease, celiac disease, etc.

Endocrinology - Obesity in infancy, overweight, predisposition to type 2 diabetes, etc.

Pharmacogenetic studies to evaluate the therapeutic effect of corticosteroids, etc.
Our team is experienced in advanced bioinformatics and specialized software for genetic analysis.