Cytogenetics Diagnostic Testing Lab

Open Monday-Friday 7:30am-7pm; Saturday 8am-4pm

Lab Phone Number: 804-628-2986 (MCV-CYTO) or Call Client Services 804-828-PATH (828-7284); 1-800-363-9234

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The Cytogenetics Diagnostic Testing Lab offers expert genetic interpretation of constitutional (blood, products of conception; prenatal specimens [chorionic villi; amniotic fluid]) and cancer-related (bone marrow; bone core biopsies; fresh solid tumors; touch preps; formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissues/tumors) specimens, with the goal of providing high quality and timely results to enable clinicians to attain the most accurate diagnosis possible. We use “state of the art” test procedures, including copy number microarray methods, fluorescent in situ hybridization methods, spectral karyotyping methods, and classical banding chromosomal methods.

 

Tests Performed

Full list of tests (pdf)

  • Classical chromosomal studies - can be completed on bone marrow; bone core; blood; products of conception; solid tumor; amniotic fluid; chorionic villi.
  • Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) studies - can be completed on fresh or formalin fixed paraffin embedded samples from bone marrow; bone core; blood; buccal smears; products of conception; solid tumor; tumor touch preps; amniotic fluid; chorionic villi.
  • DNA copy number microarray studies – can be completed on blood; bone marrow; products of conception; solid tumor [fresh or formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue]. Information about Chromosomal Microarray, Congenital, Blood can be obtained here (pdf). Information about Chromosomal Microarray, Oncology can be obtained here (pdf)
  • Spectral karyotyping studies – can be completed on fresh tissue yielding chromosomes from bone marrow; bone core; blood; products of conception; solid tumor; amniotic fluid; chorionic villi.

 

Specimen Handling

Cytodiagnostics Lab Team MemberAll pertinent information is available upon request and can be accessed from Specimen Handling Requirements (pdf) or by contacting a representative from pathology client services: (804) 828-PATH {828-7284} or 1 (800) 363-9234.

Cytogenetic Research Laboratory

Information about the research lab (and ongoing research studies) can be found on the website for the research lab.  If you have questions about the research lab please contact Colleen Jackson-Cook (see contact information below).

For Further Inquiry Contact

Cynthia Urick

Cynthia Urick

Manager of Cytogenetics Laboratory

Cynthia Urick

Cynthia Urick

Manager of Cytogenetics Laboratory

Pathology

Office: (804) 628-2986 (MCV-CYTO)

Fax: (804) 828-4242

Email: Cynthia.Urick@vcuhealth.org

Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD

Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD

Molecular Cytogenetics

Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD

Colleen Jackson-Cook, PhD

Molecular Cytogenetics

Pathology

Professor of Pathology;
Director of the Cytogenetic Diagnostics Laboratory

Phone: (804) 628-2992

Fax: (804) 828-4242

Email: Colleen.Jackson-Cook@vcuhealth.org

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