Cytogenetics Specimen Collection Guide
Cytogenetics Requisition Completion Instructions
Allina Health Laboratory would like to announce their cytogenetic services for congenital
disorders, prenatal diagnosis and hematologic malignancies and solid tumors.
Accuracy, quality, reliable turn around time, highly qualified staff, and genetic
counseling are all significant features of our program. Our laboratory is a
full service cytogenetics laboratory processing specimens for amniotic fluid,
chorionic villi, products of conception, and skin biopsy, peripheral blood (neonatal
and adult), percutaneous umbilical blood (PUBS), leukemic blood, bone marrow
and malignant tissue. We process over 4000 samples a year, thus making us the
second largest cytogenetics laboratory of the 40 located in nine midwestern
states, (MN, ND, SD, NE, KS, MO, IA, IL, and WI).
We offer the latest technology of molecular cytogenetics, Fluorescent In Situ
Hybridization (FISH) for several applications: such as, marker chromosome and
translocation identification, aneuploidy detection, low level mosaic screening,
microdeletion syndrome, such as DiGeorge anomalies, Prader-Willi, Cri du Chat,
Wolf-Hirschhorn, and Miller-Dieker syndromes, and the interphase or metaphase
detection of a variety of malignant chromosomal aberrations (i.e., Philadelphia
chromosome and the 15; 17 translocation).
The laboratory is inspected by the Great Lakes Regional Genetics Group, the
College of American Pathologists, and the Joint Commission of Accreditation
of Healthcare Organizations. The laboratory has participated in the CAP proficiency
testing programs for Cytogenetics since its beginning.
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