The Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provides a comprehensive test menu for diagnosis and evaluation of hematologic malignancies and solid tumors. Standard cytogenetic analysis including preparation of karyotypes, metaphase and interphase based fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), high resolution single nucleotide polymorphism oligonucleotide based array (SNP array) analysis and molecular analysis of the INI1/SMARCB1 and BRAF genes are available. A variety of tissue samples may be submitted, depending on the clinical indication, and the test to be employed. The highest success rates are obtained when fresh or snap frozen bone marrow or tumor samples are submitted. Peripheral blood specimens from patients and their families may also be used to rule out constitutional or predisposing genetic alterations.
Abramson Research Center, Room 1003D
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.