Welcome to the Iqbal Lab
The Iqbal Laboratory provides microarray comparative genomic hybridization (microarray CGH) plus Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNP) testing for postnatal, prenatal, products of conception and cancer patients. As part of URMC’s comprehensive pathology and laboratory medicine department, the lab helps clinical geneticists, reproductive geneticists, pediatric geneticists, neonatologists, clinical oncologists and hematopathologists provide the best patient care management.
The microarray CGH lab receives peripheral blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus, products of conception, bone marrow, formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded (FFPE) and solid tumor samples for DNA microarrayCGH+SNP testing. Testing determines the loss or gain of DNA segments in the patient compared to normal controls. These changes, known as copy number variations (CNVs), have been implicated in a wide range of diseases including neurodevelopmental disorders, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia and cancer.