What is a cytogenetic lab?

What is a cytogenetic lab?

The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides comprehensive testing services including: Chromosome analysis for prenatal samples, peripheral blood, bone marrow, lymphomas and solid tumors.

What are cytogenetic tests?

Cytogenetics involves testing samples of tissue, blood, or bone marrow in a laboratory to look for changes in chromosomes, including broken, missing, rearranged, or extra chromosomes. Changes in certain chromosomes may be a sign of a genetic disease or condition or some types of cancer.

What tests are currently being done in cytogenetic testing?

There are three major methods of cytogenetic testing:

  • Routine karyotyping.
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH)
  • Comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) and array comparative genomic hybridisation (aCGH).

How much does cytogenetic testing cost?

The cost of genetic testing can range from under $100 to more than $2,000, depending on the nature and complexity of the test. The cost increases if more than one test is necessary or if multiple family members must be tested to obtain a meaningful result.

How long does it take for cytogenetic testing?

Average turnaround time is 7-10 days. Product of conception cytogenetic evaluation is appropriate in cases with multiple fetal losses or a suspected chromosomal cause of fetal loss/abnormalities. The ideal sample would include both chorionic villus and fetal tissue.

Is PCR a cytogenetic test?

The PCR assay is more sensitive than cytogenetic analysis for detection of XY cells, with the limit of detection of the assay falling between 0.2% and 1% XY cells.

Is cytogenetics a molecular test?

It represents a type of genetic testing called molecular cytogenetics, combining the ability to identify a specific gene or gene locus(molecular) with direct visualization of the cells and/or chromosomes under a fluorescence microscope (cytogenetics).

Is cytogenetics a good career?

Career opportunities for Cytogenetic Technologists are exceptionally good, and jobs are available in rural and metropolitan areas in diagnostic cytology as well as research education and administration. You will make a median salary of $61,000 per year.

What imaging solutions are available for cytogenetic laboratories?

ASI’s imaging solutions support multiple applications and workflows for Cytogenetic laboratories. HiBand provides an AI-based end-to-end workflow for unattended scanning followed by automated AI-based high throughput karyotyping.

Why Cytogenetic Diagnostics?

Cytogenetic laboratories have been at the forefront of diagnosing and predicting the course of diseases for decades. Following completion of the human genome project, the capacity to comprehensively analyze the human cancer genome has expanded significantly.

Why choose ASI for cytogenetic imaging and analysis?

Digital imaging and analysis and automated workflows equip labs with accurate, repeatable and standardized analysis, all the while reducing turnaround. ASI’s imaging solutions support multiple applications and workflows for Cytogenetic laboratories.