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Cytogenetics Lab Virtual Tour  :  Station 1: Intake

Cytogenetics Lab Virtual Tour

logging in a sample
Logging in a sample

Station 1: Intake

Specimens are received in the lab and entered into a laboratory information system. A cytogenetic medical record is generated with a unique accession number in order to document and track the specimen through the lab.

Where are Chromosomes?

All body cells that have a nucleus contain chromosomes. Typically cells are gathered from white blood cells found in blood. Skin samples, amnionic fluid, chronic villus samples and bond marrow are other sources for cells.

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