A few drops are enough to get important information about our health.
Five to six litres flow through our veins. They transport oxygen, pathogens, medicines and lots of information about our state of health. Thus, questions about acute infections, cholesterol levels or deficiency symptoms are quickly answered. And we find answers to the question of the cause of disorders that directly affect the liquid organ. Anemia, haemoglobinopathies, leukaemias and lymphomas: the range of haematological diseases is broad, including their causes. In addition to environmental influences, lifestyle and toxic reactions, a number of blood diseases can be traced back to hereditary changes. Among the most common are thalassaemias, which in our multi-ethnic society are becoming increasingly important in medical care. With genetic diagnostics, for example, a diagnosis can be confirmed, the disease can be classified and the hereditary pattern can be traced. In addition to the diagnosis of hereditary blood diseases, genetic diagnostics also supports haematological neoplasias.
The detection of specific gene alterations (molecular genetics) as well as chromosomal aberrations (cytogenetics and FISH) typical of the disease plays an important role for
- the differential diagnostic evaluation,
- the estimation of the forecast,
- therapy planning and
- the monitoring of the course of therapy.
In order to meet the requirements of these complex diseases, we rely on interdisciplinary, comprehensive testing and diagnosis of leukaemias and lymphomas. Personalized diagnostics is an essential step in supporting targeted therapy. Based on the genetic changes found in the tumor, attending physicians adapt therapies individually to the needs of patients. This improves the chances of recovery. And patients can be spared ineffective drugs that would strain the body.