Molecular Diagnostics

Director: John Reinartz, MD
Manager: John R. Mendiola, PhD, Molecular Scientist
Technical Specialist: Patricia Grutkoski, PhD

The Allina Health Laboratory Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory provides high quality molecular biological analyses, serving as a reference laboratory for clinical outreach work and also as a resource for clinical research projects.

The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory employs numerous molecular biology techniques including qualitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR (RT-PCR), Microarray and Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism (RFLP) Analyses to examine the human genome for alterations.

Test summary

A list of the tests performed in our laboratory is included on the document below. Comprehensive information about each test can be viewed by utilizing the specific links in the test listing.

Molecular diagnostics test listing