Reliable Genetic Analyses with Advanced Technologies

Novogenia’s DNA laboratory is one of the most modern and automated human genetic laboratories in Europe. The extraction of DNA is fully automated with one of five extraction robots. For the analysis of the samples, we rely on Fluorescent Probe Hybridisation SNP Genotyping.

The mixing of the DNA with the correct reagents is computer-aided using an advanced microfluidics procedure. On each analysis plate, 9,000 gene analyses are performed in six nanolitre reaction volumes each.

In addition, we can analyze DNA fragments in our laboratory using agarose gel, quantitative PCR, and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). For the analysis of blood and urine samples, we use gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) or tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS).


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The DNA Laboratory of Novogenia at a Glance

  • In a laboratory area of 300 square meters, we carry out up to 200,000 genetic analyses every month.
  • Novogenia is approved by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health to perform medical genetic tests.
  • We perform all genetic tests according to the highest quality standards (including ISO 9001).
  • Our DNA laboratory is one of the leading providers of preventive diagnostics and lifestyle diagnostics in Europe.
  • More than 3,000 doctors and clinics in more than 30 countries rely on our expertise in human genetics.

Flexible Gene Analyses According to Customer Requirements

We currently offer more than 3,200 different genetic tests. As part of our standard programs, we usually analyze up to 250 genes or genetic variations.

However, it is important for us to react flexibly to customer requirements and to offer our customers a comprehensive range of genetic analyses. If required, our DNA laboratory is therefore easily able to analyze all 25,000 human genes.

Which Samples We Can Process

Our DNA laboratory has the technical means to process various samples reliably. Currently, we can use saliva samples, cheek swabs, or extracted DNA for genetic analyses.

For blood analyses, we can process both liquid and dried blood samples. For urine analyses, we currently only use dried urine samples.

Short Analysis Times for Prompt Results

We always process submitted samples as quickly as possible. Without considering the mailing, the average processing time in our DNA laboratory is just ten days. In some cases, we are even able to carry out genetic analyses within two days.

Occasionally, however, it may happen that the quality of the sample sent in is not sufficient. In these cases, we have to repeat the extraction of the DNA up to nine times, which can take up to four weeks in some cases.

Other Analyses that Novogenia Can Perform

Our possibilities are not limited to the performance of genetic analyses. Our offer also includes metabolic analyses, blood analyses, urine analyses, and allergy analyses.

In this way, we can offer our customers a comprehensive range of services for optimal health care. Of course, these analyses are also carried out according to the highest standards, so that process and result reliability are always guaranteed.

High-quality standards are a matter of course for us.

High-Quality Standards Are a Matter of Course for Us

In contrast to many other providers on the market, we carry out our genetic analyses exclusively in our own DNA laboratory. We are approved by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Health and certified by several other independent bodies.

In addition, we operate our laboratory according to the highest standards, such as ISO 9001, so our customers can be sure that the quality of the genetic analyses performed by Novogenia leaves nothing to be desired and that the subsequent consultation is carried out with the necessary seriousness and expertise.

Careful Evaluation of the Results

In order to meet our high-quality standards at all times, the results of all genetic analyses in our DNA laboratory are evaluated by several instances.

First of all, the results are evaluated independently by two experienced scientists and compared in the next step under software control. Only then are the results of the genetic analysis released by our laboratory manager.

Safe Processes for Smooth Operations

There’s probably nothing more personal than your own DNA. For this reason, we do our best every day to ensure absolutely safe processes in our laboratory.

All samples sent in are bar-coded before further processing. This ensures that no samples can be mixed up. In addition, the use of barcodes enables us to protect the identity of the patients reliably.

Data Protection for the Safety of our Customers

In addition to ensuring smooth operations and error-free processes, it is particularly important for a DNA laboratory to meet high standards of data protection.

To ensure the maximum security of our customers’ data, we do not only rely on the encryption of samples with barcodes. In addition, personal and genetic data are always stored on two separate servers and are only merged for the printing of analysis reports.

Highest level of certification

The Novogenia laboratory is one of the most modern and automated laboratories in Europe, and has numerous certifications and quality assurance systems that meet international standards or even exceed them.

The various business units are separated, and also certified to the highest quality standards.