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MRC-ET Advanced Laboratory: a molecular diagnostic research laboratory / center in Ethiopia Established in 2012 GC and became operational in 2014 GC.


ከትውልድ ወደ ትውልድ የሚተላለፉ ባህሪያትን ገላጭ መረጃ የያዘዉን የዲ ኤን ኤ (DNA) ወይም ዘረመል ሞለኪዩል እንደሆነና እሱንም በመመርመር በትውልድ ሀረግ ሲሳሳብ የመጣ የጤና ችግርንም ማወቅ እንደሚቻል ያውቃሉን?

የእርስዎ ዲኤንኤ ወይም ዘረመል ስለ ጤንነትዎ መረጃ እንደያዘ ያዉቃሉ? ኤም አር ሲ-ኢት አድቫንስድ ላብራቶሪ በ ዲኤንኤ ወይም ዘረመል ናሙና ላይ የተመሰረተ ምርመራ በማድረግ ከዉልደት በፊት ወይም በኋላ በዘረመል መዛባት ከትውልድ ወደ ትውልድ ሊወራረሱ የሚችሉ የጤና ችግሮችን ያሳውቃል፣
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    DOWN SYNDROME is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in the way a child develops, both physically and mentally

  • MODY

    MODY is a rare form of diabetes which is different from both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and runs strongly in families.


    BIRTH DEFECTS are problems that some babies have while they are still in the womb. These defects may affect how their organs develop and perform.


    CANCER cases occur in someone who inherited a genetic mutation that increases cancer risk.

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Prenatal and Postnatal diagnosis

Prenatal genetic diagnosis is meant to detect chromosomal abnormalities before birth. This knowledge empowers parents to prepare emotionally, physically and financially for a baby with a health problem, and will enable the physicians to perform a timely intervention. Postnatal diagnosis, which is performed after birth, and it helps to verify anomalies detected and assess risk factors.

Hematologic malignancies

These are cancers that affect the blood and lymph. Blood cancer begins in the cells of blood forming tissue or cells of the immune system.


Tumor characterization

Molecular characterization of abnormally growing cells identifies genomic and epigenomic changes in different cancer cells. The identification of tumor heterogeneity is useful in stratification of cancer and improves the clinical assessment and design of treatment strategies.

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Mr.Trevor John Toews

Country Representative for the Church of God in Christ

This letter comes From the desk of Mr. Trevor John Toews as a testimonial in regards to our experience with the MRC-ET Advanced Laboratory in Addis Ababa. I am currently living and working in Ethiopia as the Country Representative for the Church of God in Christ, Mennonite. The organization is involved in humanitarian projects, printing literature, evangelism, church planting, etc. My wife and five children are also living here with me. Due to the demanding nature of the assignment given to me, it is very costly and difficult for us to leave the country for any reason during our committed term here. Recently, our fifth child was born in the Kadisco Hospital in Addis Ababa. In the months leading up to the birth of this child, we were highly concerned about several things. One of our other children was born with a rare metabolic genetically transmitted disease called MCADD (Medium-Chain Acyl-coa Dehydrogenase Disorder) Since my wife and I are carriers of this disease, our children all have a substantial risk of contracting the disease. We were concerned that there was not sufficient technology in Addis Ababa to screen for this disease and other diseases. We wanted full DNA scanning of our new child and considered leaving the country to give birth to the child for this reason. However, leaving the country would have required many costly arrangements and would have been very inconvenient and disruptive to our family and our work. Our decision whether or not to remain in the country to give birth to the baby was largely based on this concern. After brief research we learned about Dr. Zewdu Terefework and his highly sophisticated laboratory called MRC-ET Advanced Laboratory. Going there, we were told that the screening and DNA testing needed in our case was all very possible, and could be done in the country of Ethiopia. It was our understanding that the MRCET Advanced Laboratory was the only establishment with the technology and ability to perform these tests. We immediately made plans to use these services. Dr. Zewdu very professionally did some DNA testing on our other child who was affected by the disease, and prepared to test our new child as soon as he was born. Our child was born on January 25th and we received excellent care by the health professionals at Kadisco Hospital. Immediately, blood samples were given to the MRC-ET Laboratory. We received a full report of our child’s DNA makeup and the results of all the screening that was done. We were very pleased with the professional service and amazing capabilities of Dr. Zewdu Terefework and his laboratory. Our testimony is that Ethiopia is a better country because of what Dr. Zewdu is doing. To have these capabilities inside this country was a huge advantage for us and will continue to help many families with their most difficult health challenges. We are forever thankful for the help we received from MRC-ET Advanced Laboratory.