Azra H. Ligon, PhD - Director
75 Francis Street Shapiro Bldg, Rm. 5048
Boston, MA 02115
The Cytogenetics Laboratory offers a full complement of diagnostic chromosome tests for prenatal, perinatal, postnatal (pediatric and adult) and oncology specimens. Testing platforms include G-banded karyotyping, FISH (fresh and FFPE tissues) and microarray analyses of both constitutional specimens and solid tumors.
The Cytogenetics Laboratory comprises Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, all affiliates of Harvard Medical School.
In October 1996, Massachusetts General Hospital consolidated services with, and moved the laboratory to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In January 1998 the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute also joined to consolidate their services within this lab that now serves all three hospitals. Find more information at the Center for Advanced Molecular Diagnostics, Cytogenetics Laboratory at Brigham and Women's Hospital.
- Azra H. Ligon, PhD, Director
It is estimated that 70% of medical decision making is derived from laboratory results
Pathology's annual volume exceeds 13 million clinical laboratory tests