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Cytogenetics laboratory

Allina Health Laboratory provides Cytogenetic services for congenital disorders, prenatal diagnosis, 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, 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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