Cytogenetics and Genomics Department


The Department of Cytogenetics and Genomics at the Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING) was established in 1993 with the goals to promote and pursue clinical services, to develop research programs in the area of genetics, to foster pre- and post-graduate education and to function as a referring Cytogenetics Laboratory in Cyprus and the region.
Since 1998, the department and all of its services are accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP, USA, LAP Number 6848901 AU-ID 1191310). Moreover, since 2006, the department participates in many laboratory schemes of the Cytogenetic External Quality Assessment Service (CEQAS) and the European Molecular Genetics Quality Network (EMQN) seeking to maintain and provide the best quality service. Additionally, since 2014, in order also to ensure quality, safety and efficiency following the European standards, the department has been accredited by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO 15189).