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Cytogenetics Lab Virtual Tour  :  Station 3: Centrifuge

Cytogenetics Lab Virtual Tour

placing tube in centrifuge
Placing tubes in centrifuge

Station 3: Centrifuge

Suspension cultures are spun in a centrifuge to separate the media from the cell pellet. The supernatant media is removed, and a hypotonic solution is added. Hypotonic time varies depending on the specimen type. The hypotonic solution creates an increase in water concentration within the cell through an osmotic process. The result is a swelling of the cells which is key to chromosome spreading

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