Genetic Diagnostics

Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer

The IMPPC Genetic Diagnostics for Hereditary Cancer Unit (UDGCH-IMPPC) is part of the ICO-IMPPC Joint Program for Hereditary Cancer which aims to detect and interpret mutations in genes that cause a predisposition to cancer. At the moment there are 70 known genes that cause different hereditary diseases which predispose to cancer when mutated. The UDGCH-IMPPC is specialized in genetic analysis of Neurofibromatosis and related syndromes and it will be increasing its scope for genetic tests for hereditary cancers.

At the moment the UDGCH-IMPPC offers genetic diagnostics based on standard molecular genetics techniques such as genetic sequencing and MLPA/qPCR for the detection of deletions and or duplications of specific genes. The unit is developing and setting up genomic techniques, such as Array-CGH or Next Generation Sequencing and it will soon be able to offer them for faster, cheaper and more efficient analyses.

Healthcare and Clinical Genetic Laboratory authorized by the Generalitat of Catalonia Ref.75204 

Please, check procedure for requesting services seccion to know how to ask for a genetic study and which kind of samples are needed.

Members of the Unit

  • Scientific Coordinator: Dr. Eduard Serra, Principal investigator of “Genetic Variation and Cancer” group. Head of service.
  • Technical Coordiantor: Dra. Elisabeth Castellanos, biologist PhD. Appointment in advance, analysis coordinator, quality control, writing of genetic reports, invoicing and data base management.
  • Laboratory technician: Inma Rosas, specialist technician in genetic diagnostics. Sample receipt, procedure execution, preliminary analysis, sending of reports. 


Elisabeth Castellanos ecastellanos(ELIMINAR)

Unitat Diagnòstic Genètic de Càncer Hereditari

Institut de Medicina Predictiva i Personalitzada del Càncer (IMPPC)
Ctra. de Can Ruti, Camí de les Escoles s/n
08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Espanya
Tel (+34) 93 557 28 36
Fax (+34) 93 465 14 72

Available services


Generalitat de Catalunya

Unió Europea


Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Ajuntament de Badalona

Institut Català de la Salut

Germans Trias i Pujol Hospital

Fundació Institut d'investigació en Ciències de la Salut Germans Trias i Pujol