Cytogenetics

Cytogenetics is the specialized area of laboratory medicine involving the study of normal and abnormal chromosomes and their relationship to disease. Cytogenetic studies are often ordered to answer diagnostic, prognostic and predictive questions in the treatment of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.

We offer traditional G-banding for metaphase analysis which includes the detection of chromosomal translocations, insertions, inversions, deletions and duplications. Additionally, proprietary wet lab processes increase the length of chromosomes and improve resolution, allowing our team members to ensure the highest quality karotype is performed.

Services Detail

  • 3-5 day Turn-around Time (14-21 days for Lymph Node/Tissue Biopsy)
  • Culture success rates of over 97%
  • Minimum of 20 cells analyzed (when applicable) and minimum target resolution of 400 bands
  • Analysis by two independent Cytogenetic Technologists and an additional quality control check for each case
  • Automation of metaphase identification high through-put services
  • Cases signed out by a board certified Cytogeneticist

Specimen Requirements:

  • Bone Marrow Aspirate: 1-2mL Sodium Heparin tube
  • Peripheral Blood: 2-5mL Sodium Heparin tube
  • Lymph Node/Tissue Biopsy: 2 pieces minimum; 0.2cm3
  • Fresh Tissue: Place in RPMI

View our all of the technical details and specimen requirements for Cytogenetics here.

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