Allentown, PA (Jan. 14, 2019) - Health Network Laboratories (HNL), a leader in high quality, innovative laboratory medicine services, announced today they have acquired Connective Tissue Gene Tests, LLC (CTGT), an internationally recognized provider of molecular diagnostic testing services for inherited genetic disorders that delivers clinically actionable diagnostic information to its worldwide customer base.

Founded in 2004 by two of the leading researchers in the field, James Hyland, M.D., Ph.D. and Leena Ala-Kokko, M.D., Ph.D., and based in Allentown, Pennsylvania, CTGT has been at the forefront of the constitutional genetic testing field for more than a decade.  The Company uses its proprietary analytic methods, mutation database and technology to provide more than 3,300 unique tests covering over 1,000 genes. Its efficient systems and team of experts enable CTGT to provide concise and definitive results containing meaningful and focused data analysis, rapidly develop and deploy new tests, and offer consistently superior customer service and best-in-industry, turn-around times. 

“CTGT is an important and exciting addition to HNL's diagnostic service portfolio, allowing us to continue building on our heritage of innovation that provides best in class diagnostic services for the physicians and patients we serve,” said Dr. Peter Fisher, President and CEO of HNL.

According to Dr. Jeff Wisotzkey, HNL’s Clinical Lab Director and Scientific Officer, “The acquisition of CTGT will complement HNL's comprehensive clinical genetic laboratory service programs in cancer, infectious disease, perinatal disease and pharmacogenomics by providing intellectual, bioinformatics and technical synergies amongst all the molecular genetic testing laboratories of HNL, and significantly enhance our capabilities in inherited disease diagnostic services.”

“We are excited about the future of CTGT,” said founders Drs. Hyland and Ala-Kokko.  “HNL will benefit from CTGT’s innovative technologies and expertise in genetics.  We are excited about HNL’s synergistic commitment to quality and customer service which has been so important to our clients.”

Operating for over 20 years, HNL is a leader in laboratory medicine that works with more than 10 hospital systems and has over 60 regional patient service centers.  Each year, HNL generates more than 60 million clinical and anatomic pathology results for approximately 3 million patients and 12,000 healthcare providers.

About Health Network Laboratories (HNL)

Headquartered in Allentown, Pa., Health Network Laboratories (HNL) is a leading multiregional, full-service medical laboratory providing testing and related services to physician offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, employers and industrial accounts. HNL has more than 60 Patient Service Centers located throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Its staff of over 1,000 includes 35 board-certified pathologists and scientific directors and more than 400 certified lab scientists and phlebotomists working together to provide high-quality, advanced diagnostic testing. In 2018, HNL celebrates its 20th year serving the community. Learn more at HNL.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo and LinkedIn.

About Connective Tissue Gene Tests, LLC

Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Allentown, PA Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is a leading provider of molecular diagnostic testing through genomic technology for inherited genetic disorders that delivers clinically actionable diagnostic information to its worldwide customer base.

September 27, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 6 New or updated NGS panels.

July 30, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 7 New or updated NGS panels and tests.

Studies have shown that Face2Gene's comprehensive phenotyping improves variant analysis. By compiling your patient's phenotype quickly within Face2Gene, you don't need to provide any other clinical information on CTGT's test requisition form.

If you’re a Face2Gene user, you can share the information in a Face2Gene case directly with CTGT. When you're logged on to the web version at www.face2gene.com, simply click the test tube button at the top right of your case in Face2Gene. Select the test type, click on Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) laboratory, and follow the prompts. Then send the sample with the completed CTGT’s requisition form to Connective Tissue Gene Tests, 6575 Snowdrift Road, Suite 106, Allentown, PA 18106. You can obtain CTGT’s requisition form here: http://ctgt.net/requisition-form.

Click here to watch a short how-to video.

If you haven’t heard about Face2Gene, sign up for a free account at www.face2gene.com. This app allows clinicians to analyze a patient's photo and features; it provides a list of best-matched syndromes based on the information you’ve entered. Email success@fdna.com with any questions or if you’d like a demo. You can also watch a video that introduces Face2Gene.

July 12, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 22 New or updated NGS panels and tests.

June 25, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 5 New or updated NGS panels.

May 31, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 14 New or updated NGS panels and tests.   

May 14, 2018- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 17 New or updated NGS panels.  

November 29, 2017- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 24 New or updated NGS panels. NEW PRICING is available for most of our panels and tests.

Prices can be found at Price and CPT Codes.

 

October 24, 2017- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 4 New or updated NGS panels

September 08, 2017- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 13 New or updated NGS panels

New Pricing!

June 12, 2017- Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 16 New or updated NGS panels and tests

March 2, 2017 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 31 New or updated panels and tests

November 14, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 10 New or updated NGS panels and tests

September 20, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 12 New or updated NGS panels and tests.

August 23, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 28 New or updated NGS panels and tests.

July 26, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 10 New or updated NGS panels

July 15, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 5 updated NGS panels.

June 16, 2016 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 52 new NGS tests & panels and 16 new Sanger sequencing and Deletion / Duplication tests.

November 20, 2015 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 30 new Sequencing and Deletion / Duplication tests.

October 14, 2015 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 25 new Sequencing and Deletion / Duplication tests.

July 13, 2015 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 3 new NGS panels and 19 new Sanger sequencing tests and panels.

March 5, 2015 - Connective Tissue Gene Tests (CTGT) is pleased to announce 21 new Sequencing and Deletion / Duplication tests.

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