• The Medical Genomics Laboratory recently published a genotype-phenotype correlation identified in a large cohort of patients carrying missense mutations affecting NF1 codon 1809. For a summary of the findings and a link to article, please click here


Please note: The Medical Genomics Laboratory (MGL) will be closed on Thursday, November 26th, and Friday November 27th, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving. The laboratory will still accept Fedex packages on Friday, November 27th and Saturday, November 28th but only if special arrangements have been made in advance with the laboratory. If you are interested in shipping samples to the Medical Genomics Laboratory for delivery on Friday, November 27th please call the lab at 205-934-5562 by Wednesday, November 25th to receive special shipping instructions prior to shipping your package. If you are interested in shipping samples to the Medical Genomics Laboratory for delivery on Saturday, November 28th, you must page the lab at 205-934-4011 pager # 4049 for our Saturday shipping address and instructions.


The Medical Genomics Laboratory (MGL) is a CAP-certified nonprofit clinical laboratory at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, offering comprehensive testing for common and rare genetic disorders.  The MGL specializes in testing for all forms of the neurofibromatoses, including NF1, Legius syndrome (SPRED1 disorder), segmental NF, NF-Noonan, spinal NF, Watson syndrome, NF2, and schwannomatosis.


Ludwine Messiaen, Ph.D., FACMG, Director
Alicia Gomes, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor
Angela Sharp, MMedSc, Diagnostic Coordinator
Anne Meadows, CPC, Billing Coordinator
Erin Murphy-Baum, MS, Lab Manager
Sheila Walton, Office Associate
Latoya Conner, Office Associate 

UAB Medical Genomics Laboratory
720 20th St. S., Suite 330
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: (205) 934-5562
Fax: (205) 996-2929

Please Note: 

All specimens received by the laboratory must be labeled with 2 identifiers at the time of collection.  Examples of acceptable identifiers include but are not limited to:  patient name, date of birth, hospital number, social security number, requisition number, accession number, unique random number.

Requests for molecular genetic testing will not be accepted under the following circumstances.

  • Insufficient labelling on the specimens with at least 2 identifiers
  • No referring physician's or genetic counselor's names and addresses
  • No billing information