The Cytogenetics Laboratory offers state-of-the-art services in the detection of congenital disorders both prenatally and postnatally, as well as acquired abnormalities associated with hematologic disorders and solid tumors. We offer chromosome analysis (G-banded, breakage studies, sister chromatid exchange, and other special stains), FISH assays, and array comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH).
Our staff includes 7 Board-certified cytogenetic directors, 5 Board-certified or eligible genetic counselors, 9 supervisory staff, 16 technical specialists, and more than 160 trained cytogenetic technologists and ancillary staff. We have 11 development technologists devoted to new test and method development and validation, as well as testing of new and emerging technologies. Our 2 internal quality control specialists monitor the success and failure rates for testing, as well as manage the standard operating procedures followed by laboratory personnel.
The Cytogenetics Laboratory offers quality testing for an increasingly large number of specimens received from clinics across the U.S. and beyond. Providing quality service from culturing to reporting of results with a low turnaround time is the main concern for each case.
- Rapid turnaround times with reports available in 24 to 48 hours for specific tests and upon request
- Consultants, genetic counselors, and technical specialists readily available for phone consultation
- Significantly superior and documented success rates:
- Bone marrow — 97%
- Amniotic fluid — 99%
- Blood — 99%
- Products of conception — 83%
See a complete list of of all tests performed in the clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory.