Please note: 

The Medical Genomics Laboratory (MGL) will be closed on Thursday, November 25th, and Friday November 26th, 2021 in observance of Thanksgiving. The laboratory will still accept FedEx packages on Saturday, November 27th 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 Saturday, November 27th please call the lab at 205-934-5562 by Wednesday, November 24th to receive special shipping instructions prior to shipping your package.

In consideration of current global and community concerns associated with COVID-19, the UAB MGL has implemented a limited business model to ensure the saftey of our employees and to maintain our high standard of testing quality. As a result, we are observing a moratorium on receiving CAL spot and/or neurofibroma biopsies for RNA-based NF1 testing as well as formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tumors (FFPE). As a result, the following test codes are paused currently:
-NF14C/NF14N (neurofibromas can still be tested using next generation sequencing but cannot be tested via RNA)
   *The fresh/frozen NGS testing options are still available for these tests.

Given the rapidly changing situation and the complexities of these testing approach, the moratorium has been implemented to ensure that this testing is performed under the best circumstances possible. Please contact the MGL if you are considering this test or would like to discuss a specific case.


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 as well as the RASopathies, and tuberous sclerosis complex. 


UAB Medical Genomics Laboratory
720 20th St. S., Suite 330
Birmingham, AL 35294
Phone: 205.934.5562
Fax: 205.996.2929

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