America's Choice for Genetic Testing
Located in Baton Rouge, LA and part of Apollo Lab Group, Apollo Genetics is one of only a few labs that can perform next generation genetic testing. Our genetics lab is licensed in 49 states for accepting new patients. We accept patients from reference labs, physician referrals, and personal inquiries. Talk with us or your primary care physician about receiving your genetic testing through Apollo Genetics. Out of pocket and insurance plans are both accepted.
CLIA certified and CAP Accredited
Apollo Genetics is a CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited laboratory that specializes in next generation genome sequencing. Being CAP Accredited allows us to apply the best emerging practices and apply them to improve laboratory performance in every area. In order to receive CAP accreditation, a laboratory must demonstrate that it operates with the highest standards of quality, accuracy, and consistency. More importantly, being CLIA Certified and CAP Accredited ensures your testing and screening results meet and exceed industry standards.
Owatha Loye "Tootie" Tatum, Laboratory Director
Tootie Tatum received both her undergraduate degree in Cell and Molecular Biology and her graduate degree in Biology from Texas Tech University. Following these achievements, she received her MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and her Ph.D in Biomedical Sciences from the University of New Mexico. In 2009, she earned her certification for High Complexity Lab Director (HLCD) from the American Board of Bioanalysis, as well as her certification for American Society for Clinical Pathology MB(ASCP). She has dedicated her career to the development of genomic science and has led many teams in the field of genetics, including her service as Team Leader and Molecular Pathology Specialty Inspector for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Over the course of her career, she has earned a multitude of awards for her work as Professor at Texas Tech University and she has also served as Board Member for the American Board of Bioanalysis, Pharmazan, and the University of California, Berkeley Center for Gender, Equity, and Leadership.
State of the art genetic testing technology
Apollo Genetics uses the next generation Ion Torrent™ Genexus™ System for every and all genetic samples brought to the lab. Capable of delivering same day results from initial biological specimen to testing report the Ion Torrent™ Genexus™ System works fast to help Apollo provide relevant and up to date results to patients and providers. This system includes;
- The Ion AmpliSeq™ On-Demand Panels for customizable and targeted next-generation sequencing (NGS) with pretested genes for research on germline diseases such as hereditary cancer. Ion AmpliSeq™ technology enables identification of known variants and discovery of novel variants through accurate and automated variant calling that helps eliminate bias when characterizing molecular markers.
- The Ion Torrent™ Genexus™ Integrated Sequencer to automate NGS library preparation, sequencing, and analysis for the genetic samples. Increasing productivity so our laboratory technicians can spend more time analyzing and interpreting results
- The Ion
GX5 Chip designed with four lanes to support variability in sample intake, so we can process one to four at once, which means we don't need specific batch sizes in order to start testing genetic samples. The GX5 chip can also multiplex up to 32 single-pool libraries per run in case we have an overflow of samples in our lab.
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Location and Hours of Operation
6400 Perkins Road, Suite C2038
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Qualifier Representatives: (855) 553-9988
Laboratory Representatives: (225) 763-2881