Institut de Pathologie et de Génétique a.s.b.l.

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En période de déconfinement et pour les prochaines semaines, le respect de certaines mesures de protection est demandé:

  • Si vous présentez des signes tels que de la fièvre, des difficultés respiratoires, une toux, ou si vous avez été en contact avec une personne atteinte, nous vous invitons à rester au domicile et à contacter votre médecin.

  • Si la consultation concerne un adulte, un seul adulte accompagnant sera accepté.

  • Si la consultation concerne votre enfant, il reste important que, lorsque cela est possible, les deux parents soient présents.

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  • Lors de votre entrée dans la salle d’attente, une affiche présente les différentes mesures sanitaires, en particulier le port obligatoire des masques, le lavage de mains au moyen de solution hydroalcoolique et le maintien des distances de 1.50 à 2m.

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Welcome to the website of the Institute of Pathology and Genetics (IPG), a specialist in Anatomical Pathology, Clinical Genetics and Molecular and Cell Biology medical diagnosis.

  • Anatomical pathology

The aim of anatomical pathology is to establish a precise diagnosis based on smears and material from cytological punctures, endoscopic biopsies or surgical specimens. Its scope covers the whole human body and includes many types of pathology: infection, inflammation, and benign and malignant tumours (oncopathology).

Samples received are examined conventionally (histopathology), first macroscopically and then, after preparation of histology slides, by optical microscopy. Particular techniques can also be developed to reach a diagnosis. These are based on histochemistry (using special stains to detect certain tissue constituents (collagen, mucins, amyloid substance, …), infectives (bacteria, fungi) or chemicals (iron, copper, calcium, …), immunohistochemistry (detection of different proteins on tissue sections using specific antibodies) or electron microscopy (ultrastructural study of samples).

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  • Clinical genetics

IPG is one of eight Belgian centres recognised in the field of human genetics. It provides genetic consultations to anyone faced with or worried by the risk of a genetically-based disease (constitutional, prenatal, cancer genetics, metabolic disorders).

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  •  Molecular and cell biology

The Department of Molecular and Cell  Biology is interested in technologies for the cytogenetic and/or molecular diagnosis of different hereditary or acquired human pathologies.

Constitutional: This is the study of hereditary diseases (including hereditary cancers), i.e. those transmitted from generation to generation and for which genetic anomalies (or mutations) are present in all the cells of an individual from conception. Different approaches can be used depending on the type of anomaly under investigation: classic cytogenetics (caryotype), fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH), comparative genome hybridisation (CGH µ array), next-generation sequencing  (NGS) or non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Onco-haematology: This is the study of diseases of the blood, bone marrow and ganglia, i.e. defects in the production, development or maturation of haematopoietic cells (red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets). Conditions such as leukaemia and lymphoma are the quotidian of the haematology, oncology and internal medicine services. These diseases are characterised by genetic anomalies which are acquired during a person’s lifetime and are only present in diseased somatic cells.

Infectives: Here pathogens are identified using molecular biology methods. These give a  higher degree of precision than classic methods.

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