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The Cytogenetics laboratory provides genetic testing for chromosome abnormalities associated with congenital disorders and cancer. We employ both conventional cytogenetic and molecular cytogenetic approaches including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) to analyze genomic abnormalities at chromosomal and submicroscopic levels. Cytogenetic test results are important in managing patients with constitutional genetic conditions and cancer as well as genetic counseling. The laboratory also offers cell culture and cryopreservation of clinical specimens. Consultation on test results and testing strategy are available from the clinical cytogeneticist. We are staffed from Monday to Saturday and can be reached by phone (5-7761), Email (, and pager (7793).


Liming Bao, PhD

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