Date:01-12-2020 19:51:33  
Last Updated: 01-Dec-2020 19:44:24
Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences
(A University Established Under State Act)
Hyderabad - 500082, Telangana, India
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The Department of Medical Genetics was started in NIMS in 2008 in collaboration with the Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, through an MoU between NIMS and CDFD. This is the second department of its kind in the government sector in the country (after SGPGIMS, Lucknow). It caters to patients of all age groups with genetic disorders. The clinical services provided by the department include daily out-patient consultation, genetic counseling, genetic fetal sonography, prenatal diagnostic services and fetal autopsy evaluation. As per the MoU, the diagnostic genetic lab tests are carried out in the Diagnostics Division of CDFD. The department has gone from strength-to-strength in the past 9 years since its commencement and has been receiving a steadily increasing number of patients from all over Telangana and Andhra Pradesh and the bordering states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Orissa. It is one of the first three centers in India to be given accreditation by the National Board of Examinations for the DNB training course in Medical Genetics, which has commenced from April 2015.