Asper Oncogenetics news

New panel specifically targeting mutations in 25 genes implicated in renal cancer is now available. In addition, we have added genes to the melanoma and the prostate cancer gene sets. Visit asper-oncogenetics to learn more!

Antidepressants PGx test

We are pleased to announce that Asper Biogene has launched a new pharmacogenetic test – Antidepressants PGx – for assessing metabolic response to antidepressant medications.

Antidepressants PGx test includes carefully selected and strictly evidence-based genetic markers. The test provides dosing recommendations for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) based on guidelines published by Clinical Pharmacogenetics Implementation Consortium (CPIC). Read more at

CNV analysis

All NGS panels in our testing menu now include CNV analysis. Panels for frontotemporal dementia, tuberous sclerosis, microcephaly, and hereditary spastic paraplegia cover the analysis of clinically relevant non-coding variants. Learn more at

2021 Annual Ataxia Conference

Asper Biogene is attending the Annual Ataxia Conference, 10-13 March, organised by the National Ataxia Foundation. The conference will be held online and brings together leading ataxia experts. Do not miss the opportunity to get informed about recent research on ataxias and developments in treatment targets and diagnostics.
Take a close look at our virtual booth and learn about Asper Biogene’s genetic testing options for different types of ataxias. Come as you are: Ataxia unmasked!

Download a leaflet of ataxia testing options

Download a table of tested genes and diseases

Updated Asper Dysmorphology menu

We have launched an updated Asper Dysmorphology menu. New phenotypically relevant disease-causing genes have been added to many of the panels including brain malformation, microcephaly, skeletal dysplasia, craniosynostosis and several other panels. Visit to see the whole list of tests.

Updates in Asper Neurogenetics testing menu

We now offer a new test for Congenital Muscular Dystrophy, which covers 29 genes and disease-associated non-coding variants. Cornelia de Lange Syndrome and Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy panels also include the analysis of non-coding variants. In addition, we have added genes to the Limb-Girdle Muscular Dystrophy gene set. Learn more at

Hereditary ataxia

We have expanded our testing options for different types of hereditary ataxia. NGS panel now covers 148 genes and selected non-coding variants associated with spinocerebellar ataxia, episodic ataxia, and cerebellar ataxia. Repeat expansion analysis is available for 14 genes. CNVs are detected based on sequencing data or by Chromosomal Microarray Analysis. Mitochondrial genome sequencing can also be performed to determine the specific genetic cause of hereditary ataxia. Read more at


EU60187 Project

Asper Biogene is working on the new project – „Prototype development of pharmacogenetic test“.

Project goals: 

1. To develop a prototype of pharmacogenetic test to maximize drug efficacy and reduce adverse drug reactions for most common drugs (at least 30 drugs) listed in the internationally agreed pharmacogenetic clinical practice guidelines.

2. To develop medical informatics tools for the automatic generation and sharing of web-based pharmacogenetic test reports with doctors and patients through Health and Welfare Information Systems Centre (HWISC) database.

Project period: 06.07.2020 – 06.01.2021

Project has been supported by Enterprise Estonia (EAS) from The European Regional Development Fund. Financial support is up to 24 500,00 Euros.

Asper Reprogenetics News

Female infertility and male factor infertility panels have undergone an extensive upgrade. The panels now consist of 128 and 138 genes respectively. Female infertility panel also contains testing of CGG trinucleotide repeat in the FMR1 gene. Please see for more information.

Updated NGS panels

Several NGS panels have been updated, including panels for Brain Malformations, Spinocerebellar Ataxias, and Sensorineural Hearing Loss. Find more about updates at

Important announcement

In critical situation, due to COVID-19 faced by many countries we would like to ensure that we continue providing you with genetic testing services. Our key goal is to continuously offer diagnostic solutions that support healthcare professionals with valuable information and thus contribute to improving patient care. We are committed to maintain the highest level of quality standards in all operations.

In our everyday practice, we follow the WHO guidelines and protective measures of national health authorities to establish safety and health of our employees and customers.

Our laboratory team, clinical and scientific teams are operational and available as usual. As well as customer service will continue to offer assistance. If any new information under these changing circumstances become available we will notify you as soon as possible.

Be safe and healthy! If we can be any of assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Male Factor Infertility test

Male Factor Infertility test has been upgraded from targeted mutation analysis to NGS panel with 60 genes associated with spermatogenic failure and meiotic arrest. Testing for Klinefelter syndrome and AZF deletions is also available. Visit to see the full list of genes.