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Laboratory contact

Laboratory information


Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) Clinical Laboratory, ChildLab, IGM
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Laboratory director(s)

  • Yassmine Akkari, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Melanie Babcock, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Catherine Cottrell, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Ying-Chen (Claire) Hou, PhD, Lab Director
  • Jesse Hunter, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Marco Leung, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Mariam Mathew, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Hui Mei, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Shalini Reshmi, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director
  • Kathleen Schieffer, PhD, FACMG, Lab Director

Laboratory contact

  • Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM)
  • 700 Children's Drive
  • Columbus, Ohio 43205
  • United States

Laboratory affiliations


Laboratory services offered

  • Clinical Testing/Confirmation of Mutations Identified Previously
  • Confirmation of research findings
  • Maternal cell contamination study (MCC)
  • Mutation Confirmation

Laboratory credentials

CLIA certification

  • Number: 36D0665271, Expiration: 2023-02-08
  • Number: 36D2131848, Expiration: 2024-11-27


  • CAP, Number: 1637201, Expiration: 2024-11-15
  • CAP, Number: 8162772, Expiration: 2024-11-15

Clinical resources

Practice guidelines

  • ACMG, 2016
    Recommendations for reporting of secondary findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing, 2016 update (ACMG SF v2.0): a policy statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
  • ASHG/ACMG, 2015
    Points to Consider: Ethical, Legal, and Psychosocial Implications of Genetic Testing in Children and Adolescents
  • ACMG, 2015
    Clinical utility of genetic and genomic services: a position statement of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics.
  • ACMG, 2015
    Standards and guidelines for the interpretation of sequence variants: a joint consensus recommendation of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics and the Association for Molecular Pathology.
  • ACMG, 2013
    ACMG recommendations for reporting of incidental findings in clinical exome and genome sequencing.

Consumer resources

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