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    Professor Tsang-Ming Ko, who retired from Medical College, National Taiwan University fifteen years ago,  set up a clinic and two core laboratories to provide clinical services, DNA paternity testing, karyotyping, microarray and genetic diagnosis of inherited disorder. More than 100 types of single gene disorders can be tested in our medical laboratory, GenePhile Bioscience Laboratory. Because of professional proficiency, GenePhile has been the only private laboratory accredited by Ministry of Health and Welfare(MHW) and Taiwan Accreditation Foundation(TAF) to date. 


 New available:
◆ Noninvasive Prenatal Testing(NIPT, NIPD)
- Analyze cell-free fetal DNA circulating in maternal blood for trisomy 21, trisomy 18, trisomy 13 and sex chromosomal aneuploidies.
◆ Carrier Screening for Fragile X Syndrome(FMR1)
- The most common inherited form of intellectual disability and the most common single gene cause of autism.
   - Occurs in approximately 1 in 3,600 males and 1 in 4,000–6,000 females.
Premutation expansions are frequent in the general population, with estimates of 1 per 113-259 females and 1 per 260-800 males.
   - A woman who carries a premutation can transmit either her normal or premutation allele; the premutation allele may expand, resulting in the birth of an affected child. The larger the size of the premutation repeat, the more likely the expansion to a full mutation.
◆ High resolution cytogenomic array (prenatal aCGH analysis)
- ISCA standard array for detection of cytogenomic imbalances
- 60,000
probes target on the most important regions of human chromosomes
   - detect 99% known microdeletion syndromes
   - Simultaneously identifies both microscopic and submicroscopic alterations
   - high resolution(10-100x better than traditional karyotyping)
◆ SMA carrier screening
    In Taiwan, SMA is the second most common genetic disease, with a carrier rate of 1/35. If both parents carry the defective SMN gene, 1/4 of their offspring will be affected. We provide a direct, quick and reliable test to determine the status of the parents and fetus. <Details>

Accredited DNA paternity testing Center
The GenePhile DNA testing laboratory is DOH accredited, follows the AABB regulation, and participates in the CAP proficiency testing. We provide legal DNA paternity reports for courts, immigration office, household registration office and personal use. This identification system is also used in major international laboratories. We provide
DNA Paternity Test
Prenatal DNA Paternity Test (Fetal DNA Test)
Sibling DNA Test
Grand-parentage (Half-Sibling) DNA Test
Forensic DNA Test
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Accredited testing center for genetic disorders
    GenePhile is a core lab that provides target-genotyping  for physicians seeking to identify gene defects that contribute to diseases. GenePhile is the only accredited gene-testing center in Taiwan for thalassemia, Huntington's disease, hemophilia, DMD/BMD, GAII and IP. In addition, other single-gene diseases can also be tested here....<List of diseases>

 Clinical services:

Obstetrics and Gynecology
Genetic counseling
Prenatal diagnosis
Chorionic villus sampling
Cord blood sampling
Transabdominal multifetal reduction
Paternity testing

Doctor's Schedule:
    Mon.-Sat. : 09:00-12:00, 14:10-18:00
Exclude: 9:00-12:00 of Tue. and Thur.)

Patient Registration:
    Online registration:

    On-site registration avaliable at: 

        08:40-11:00, 13:40-17:00
 Location:  Taipei City

 Transportation info:
MRTShandao Temple station, Exit 2 or 3 (with elevator), walk along LinSen S. Rd. about 200m.

BusChen Kung High school station

DriveRoadside parking lots along Linsen S. Rd., Qingdao E. Rd. or Jinan Rd..

Download Center
Referral form
Karyotyping application notice
DNA paternity testing application form

Ko's Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic
1F., No.10-1, Linsen S. Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Counter02-33933939 ext.9    DNA Lab02-33931030   Cytogenetic Lab02-23921013

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