about foundation

Genetic foundation of khorasan razavi is a public organization that established by donr’s help and welfare organization’s assistance, in July 2009 for the purpose of provide quality genetic testing services relevant to twenty-first century medicine and also reduce Genetic and congenital diseases in the community.
The Division of Laboratory Genetics at Genetic foundation of khorasan Razavi actively contributes to the study of genetic disease and the advancement of genetic testing and related technology, with a goal of enhancing clinical patient care. Within each laboratory, board-certified directors and genetic counselors work closely with laboratory supervisors and technologists to ensure that accurate, reliable results are available in a timely manner.


The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides comprehensive services in all types of chromosome studies, including congenital disorders, prenatal diagnosis, and hematologic disorders. These studies include both traditional cytogenetics techniques, as well as molecular cytogenetics by FISH and microarray.
The Molecular Genetics Laboratory provides expertise in DNA/molecular genetic testing for both congenital disorders and hematology.
The Biochemical Genetics Laboratory is concerned with the evaluation and diagnosis of patients and families with inherited metabolic disease. It monitors treatment and differentiates heterozygous carriers from non-carriers of genes by metabolite and enzymatic analysis of physiological fluids and tissues.

Patient Care and Professional Collaboration

We provide superior technical expertise and consultative services to ensure the highest quality of patient care. We meet this standard by:
• Obtaining information regarding reason for testing and relevant clinical/family history in order to provide the most accurate interpretation of results
• Monitoring the reason for testing and pertinent family history information for many tests in order to ensure appropriateness of testing
• Providing (when requested) referrals to clinical genetic facilities
• Providing access to board-certified geneticists and genetic counselors to assist with test selection, interpretation of results and recommendations for follow up

Research and Development

Clinical testing at Genetic foundation of khorasan Razavi benefits from active research and development programs. Development activities in the Division of Laboratory Genetics are focused on improving current test strategies and introducing new genetic tests. All approved tests meet rigid validation standards that include a thorough evaluation of methodology and clinical utility. Our research programs combine the expertise and experience of Mayo scientists to advance the field of genetics and genetic testin.

History and Timeline of Genetics Foundation

  • 2008 Start building the foundation of genetics

    Genetic Foundation in 2008 began the construction of Khorasan Razavi
  • 2009Completion of building project

    After one year of uninterrupted activity Foundation building was put into operation in 2009
  • 2009 The trial opening

    Genetic Foundation in February 2009, opened as terial
  • 2012 The official opening

    In 2012 and attended by the Minister of Welfare as well as national and provincial authorities, the genetic counseling and laboratory officially opened