• Your testing is done in the Clinical Division of the MORL by scientists who lead the world in the human genetics of deafness and complement-mediated renal diseases.
  • Your testing is the most comprehensive clinical testing available.
  • If your results are unusual and 'difficult to understand', you benefit from knowing that research scientists in the Research Division of the MORL will work 'to figure things out'. This integration between the Clinical and Research Divisions of the MORL is unique and priceless. For an example of its impact on a family with aHUS, you can view this short video. The MORL has solved many cases considered too difficult for most labs
  • The MORL has more clinical and research experience with hereditary hearing loss and complement-mediated renal diseases than any other laboratory in the world.
  • The MORL maintains the largest database of patients with complement-mediated renal diseases in North America.
  • Your testing is done with multiple proficiency steps that guarantee high quality throughout the entire testing pipeline.
  • Your results are discussed at a multidisciplinary meeting -- either the Hearing Group Meeting or the Renal Group Meeting, as appropriate. These meetings are the backbone to the interpretation of test results. They are held weekly and are attended by clinical experts, research scientists, experts at data analysis (bioinformaticians), human geneticists and genetic counselors to ensure expert clinical and scientific input into every case referred to the MORL from physicians and patients around the world.
  • The functional testing offered by the MORL is thorough and yet targeted. It can help to identify possible therapies for each patient. Many of the tests were developed and validated by scientists in the Research Division of the MORL. Scientists in the Clinical Division then provide these tests to help doctors give you the best care possible. You cannot get these tests anywhere else.