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Molecular Genetics Laboratory

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UNC Hospitals
McLendon Clinical Laboratories
101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
McLendon Clinical Laboratories

Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Location: 1031 East Wing, UNC Hospitals
Phone: (984)974-1825
FAX: (984)974-2496


Director of Molecular Pathology Program

Director of Molecular Genetics Laboratory,
Associate Director of Molecular Pathology Program

Scientific Director of Molecular Genetics Laboratory,
Associate Director of
Molecular Pathology Program

(919) 843-4595
(984) 974-1457
(984) 974-1456

Faculty and Attending Pathologists

Leigh Thorne, MD, Director of Molecular Oncology

William Funkhouser, Jr., MD, PhD

Rosann Farber, PhD

Nirali Patel, MD

Maimoona Zariwala, PhD


Assistant Administrative Director


(984) 974-1445
(984) 974-1458

The Molecular Genetics Laboratory performs the following clinical molecular tests:
Click on underlined pdf file for additional information .
  • Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Z and S Mutations pdf file
  • BRCA 1/2 gene mutations for breast cancer predisposition Test information
  • BCR/ABL1 for leukemia pdf file
  • BCR-ABL1 Gleevec Resistance pdf file
  • BK Polyomavirus Viral Load Quantitative PCR Assay pdf file
  • BRAF V600E gene mutation test in cancer pdf file
  • Congenital CMV Assay on Dried Blood from Perinatal Cards pdf file
  • Connexin 26 (GJB2) and connexin 30(GJB6) for hearing loss pdf file
  • CYP2C19 Sequence Variants Associated with Resistance to Clopidogrel(Plavix) pdf file
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CFTR) mutation panel pdf file
  • EBV Viral Load for Epstein-Barr virus pdf file
  • EGFR Mutation Associated with Drug Response pdf file
  • Extract and hold DNA or RNA DNA Test information RNA Test information
  • DNA Fingerprinting, for marrow engraftment pdf file
  • Factor V Leiden for venous thrombosis pdf file
  • Factor II(Prothrombin) mutation for venous thrombosis pdf file
  • FLT3 and NPM1 Gene Defects Refine Prognosis of Acute Myeloid Leukemia pdf file
  • Fragile X Syndrome of Mental Retardation pdf file
  • GastroGenus Gastric Cancer Classifier pdf file
  • Gene Expression Profiling of Frozen Tumors for Clinical Trials pdf file 
  • Hemochromatosis, (HFE gene) pdf file
  • IDH1 & IDH2 Mutation in Glial Lesions and Myeloid Malignancy pdf file
  • JAK2 1849G>T[V617F] Mutation in Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders pdf file
  • KIT Mutations Conferring Drug Susceptability pdf file
  • KRAS mutation for colon or lung cancer drug resistance pdf file
  • MCAD Deficiency, medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase pdf file
  • MGMT Promoter Methylation Test Predicts Drug Effect in Glioblastoma pdf file
  • Microsatellite Instability Testing in Colon and Endometrial Cancer pdf file
  • MLH1 Promoter Hypermethylation pdf file
  • Molecular Test for Mitochondrial DNA 1555A>G Mutation Associated with Aminoglycoside-induced and Non-syndromic Hearing Loss pdf file
  • Myeloid Mutation Panel pdf file
  • NRAS Mutation in Metastatic Melanoma pdf file
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation brochure pdf file 
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Clinical History Form pdf file       
  • PIK3CA mutation for solid tumor pdf file

  • Prader Willi or Angelman Syndrome pdf file
  • Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia/Kartagener Syndrome(PCD), testing for DNAI1 and DNAH5 mutations pdf file and PCD test information 
  • Solid Tumor Mutation Panel (TruSight v.1.2014) pdf file             
  • T- & B-cell Clonality for lymphoid lesions pdf file
  • UGT1A1 Genotype Predicts Irinotecan Toxicity or Confirms Gilbert's Syndrome pdf file
  • Validating Molecular Assays for Use in Clinical Trials pdf file

        Laboratory Test List Information:
    • UNC Molecular Genetics Laboratory Test Menu Test Menu
    • Laboratory Request Forms:
    • Molecular Genetics Test Request: Form
    • Directions for Collecting and Mailing Specimens for Molecular Testing pdf file


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