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Cytogenetics Laboratory

Laboratory Clinical Director:  Franklin Desposito, M.D.
Laboratory Supervisor:  Lisa Osborne
Location: MSB F622
Tel:  973-972-5937
Fax: 973-972-0795
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday    9AM-5PM

NOTE:  Sodium Heparin green top tubes must be used for all blood cytogenetic tests.

Scope of Service:

  • Provide full service testing in Cytogenetics for the University Hospital community and surrounding hospital centers. The facility is equipped with state of the art equipment to produce accurate testing results and to improve turnaround time and throughput. The Cytogenetics laboratory specializes in both constitutional and cancer testing, including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH).
  • All specimens must be submitted with an appropriate intake sheet. Note: Tissues must not be fixed in formalin fixatives.
  • Amniocentesis samples for Alpha-fetoprotein, Acetylcholinesterase, Fetal Hemoglobin, Cytomegalovirus and Toxoplasma gondii are sent out to Quest Diagnostics, all requisition, collection and handling specifications are handled.