Chromosomal abnormalities are the cause of many human disorders and conditions,such as mental retardation, learning difficulty, autism, congenital abnormalities,infertility and miscarriages. Cytogenetics and molecular cytogenetics investigations play a significant role in the diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and prevention of many human diseases. The Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics is therefore consistently at the forefront of the development and implementation of new tests. It provides a full range of Cytogenetics services including routine chromosomal diagnostics and molecular Cytogenetics (FISH) tests. In addition it also offers highly advanced molecular tests such as array‐CGH (Comparative Genomic Hybridization) for the identification of subtle and submicroscopic copy number changes and QF‐PCR (Quantitative Fluorescent‐PCR) for the
prenatal rapid diagnosis (24 hours) of Down syndrome and other chromosomal syndromes. Types of specimens processed include peripheral or fetal blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sample (CVS), skin and products of conception. The Department also maintains the specialized facility for the establishment and cryopreservation of immortal cell lines of patients.
List of Services
1 Chromosomal analysis of CVS (Chorionic Villi Sample) Prenatal diagnosis of CVS for the detection of chromosomal anomalies e.g. Down syndrome, other syndromes/diseases which involve chromosomal anomalies. 2 Chromosomal analysis of Amniotic Fluid Prenatal diagnosis of amniotic fluid for the detection of chromosomal anomalies, e.g. Down syndrome, other syndromes/diseases that ...
If you have a patient for which you believe a cytogenetic analysis is needed, please fill out both sides of the original Department of Cytogenetics referral form. Note: Only physicians or health professionals are allowed to request testing. Note: All samples received by the department MUST have the patient’s name clearly written on the tube. Unlabeled samples will not be accepted. Also ...
Tel.: (+357) 22 392 696 (+357) 22 358 600 Fax: (+357) 22 392 793 E‐mail: email@example.com Head, Dr Sismani Carolina, BSc, PhD