Head of Section: Dr Snežana Branković, Neuropsychiatrist, Ph.D., Scientific Associate
Medical Genetics Section consists of Genetic Counseling Unit and Genetic Laboratory. The Genetic Counseling Unit offers specific genetic advice related to exact definition of the risk of transmission, onset and prevention of hereditary diseases. At the Genetic Laboratory, analyses are conducted at the cytogenetic level on cells obtained from the amniotic fluid (amniocentesis), fetal blood sample (cordocentesis), chorionic villus sampling (CVS), peripheral blood (karyotype), aborted fetal cells material and skin biopsy from a probant (skin fibroblasts). Two years ago, the Genetic Laboratory started applying a molecular cytogenetic technique FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) in the analysis of native amniotic fluid cell for the purpose of quick diagnosis of most frequent numerical chromosomal aberrations.
The Section has the highest number of registered persons with Down’s syndrome (Sy. Down), fragile X syndrome (Sy. FraXq), and other syndromes occasionally comorbid with psychiatric disorders. Section team is also engaged in advanced training, research and database maintenance.
Members of the Medical Genetics Section team are:
Dr. Marko Jelisavčić, Pediatric Spec.
Dr. Aleksandar Misojčić, Psychiatry Resident
Gordana Radivojević Pilić, M.Sc., Molecular Biology
Marija Vešić, B.Sc. Molecular Biology and Physiology
Petromila Subota, Laboratory Technician
Danijela Lukić, Nurse
Working hours of the Medical Genetics Section:
Workdays from 8 to 15h, Tuesdays from 8 to 16h
Working hours of the Genetic Counseling Unit:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 to 13h
Contact telephone number: 011 3307 587