The Cytogenetics Laboratory offers a full complement of diagnostic chromosome tests for preimplantation, prenatal, perinatal and cancer studies.

Cytogenetics Laboratory

The Cytogenetics Laboratory serving the Massachusetts General Hospital is a consolidated laboratory representing various Harvard-affiliated hospitals including the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) in addition to the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

The consolidated services supporting MGH were initiated in October 1996 with the relocation of the MGH lab to BWH. They were further expanded in January 1998 when the DFCI Cytogenetics Laboratory joined the consolidated laboratories.

The Cytogenetics Laboratory offers a full complement of diagnostic chromosome tests for preimplantation, prenatal, perinatal and cancer studies. Chromosome testing is performed routinely with or on cells prepared from chorionic villi, amniotic fluids, peripheral bloods, tissues, bone marrows and solid tumors.

Molecular cytogenetic testing is available using fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for the rapid determination of aneuploidy, detection of microdeletions and evaluation of chromosome rearrangements.

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Main Cytogenetics Laboratory Website

Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 10/16/2011