The URMC Cytogenetics Laboratory is a full service laboratory providing constitutional and neoplastic analysis of blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus, solid tissue, and tumor specimens using conventional chromosome G-banding and molecular techniques.
A complete library of commercially available FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization) probes is available to detect genetic abnormalities that may be acquired in the cancer patient or to diagnose constitutional abnormalities such as micro-deletion syndromes.
The laboratory also offers cell culture services for specialized metabolic and molecular testing.
The Cytogenetics Laboratory at the University of Rochester is accredited by the College of American Pathologists, the Southwest Oncology Group (SWOG) and Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
- Nancy Wang, Ph.D., Director of the Cytogenetics Laboratory.
- M. Anwar Iqbal, Ph.D., Associate Director
- Julie O’Malley, BS, CG(ASCP)H, Laboratory Supervisor
Supplies & Shipping
Specimen mailers are available for out-of-hospital clients. Please contact the laboratory for details.
Specimens should be shipped FedEx Overnight at room temperature. A FedEx account number will be provided for shipping charges.
For more information or to request our services, please call the Cytogenetics Laboratory at (585) 275-5859. Fax: (585) 276-2380.
Strong Memorial Hospital Labs 24-Hour Information: (800) 747-4769