Clinical Genome Center

About Us

Located on the Rady Children’s Hospital and Health Center Campus in San Diego, the Clinical Genome Center is a certified clinical laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art sequencing instrumentation and technology. The Institute houses both the infrastructure and expertise to engineer novel genomic technologies and manage the end-to-end sequencing process, from receipt of the blood sample to the confirmation of genetic variations discovered through rWGS.

“Our laboratory processes are engineered to reveal disease-causing gene variations in as little as three days, compared with the weeks required to obtain results with traditional testing methods,” said Shimul Chowdhury, Director of the Clinical Genome Center. “Speed is especially important for those newborns who are struggling to survive.”

Our Team

The Clinical Genome Center is staffed by experts in genomic and systems medicine investigations. Our world-class team includes clinical laboratory scientists, board-certified medical geneticists, bioinformaticians, software engineers and genetic counselors. Expertise is also provided by physician-scientists who assist in providing clinical analysis and interpretation of sequencing results.

Our focus on implementation science has been on integrating process engineering—the design, operation, control, optimization and scaling to high throughput—of ultra-rapid WGS for inpatient clinical diagnosis and precision therapy.

Certifications

The Clinical Genome Center is licensed and accredited to provide clinical-grade diagnostic testing via rapid Whole Genome Sequencing (rWGS). Following a stringent review process, the Center earned Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment certification (CLIA ID#05D12129627) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, accreditation from the College of American Pathologists (CAP ID# 9487427) and a Clinical Laboratory License from the State of California.

Our license, accreditation and certification allow the team to rapidly sequence, interpret and deliver results directly to physicians to speed diagnosis and guide targeted medical treatment.

“The team at Rady Children’s Institute Clinical Genome Center demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a passionate commitment to standards of excellence, while providing the highest quality services for patients,” said Bharati Jhaveri, MD, FCAP, chair of the College of American Pathologists Council on Accreditation. Read More.

For general questions or assistance, please contact:
RCIGM_Results@rchsd.org
P: 858-966-8127
F: 858-966-8092

For questions about sample types and shipping, please contact:
RCIGM_ClinicalLab@rchsd.org
P: 858-966-8978
F: 858-966-8092