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CytoVision Cytogenetics

CytoVision Automated Cytogenetics Platform

Simple interface screens guide user through the analysis workflow

On-screen analysis: Review captured cells on-screen

CytoVision on-screen analysis supports a variety of applications in brightfield and fluorescence. Captured cells are fed to desk-top review stations for analysis creating a more efficient workflow and more comfortable working conditions for staff.

Detailed information you will get in the PDF.

Since February 2009*, 90% of Routine blood cases reported within 28 days – UK BPG Standard

Blood weekly figures

Case Study: Business plan for new way of working

Data courtesy of Angela Douglas, Director Medical Genetics Laboratory Service

Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Unit, Cheshire and Merseyside, UK



Provide a comprehensive service for pre-natal, post-natal and oncology

  • Conventional cytogenetics
  • FISH
  • aCGH

Detailed information you will get in the <media 40428 _blank - "TEXT, Case Study Business Plan, Case_Study_Business_Plan.pdf, 65 KB">pdf</media>.

Case Study: Automation in Cytogenomics

Data courtesy of Shashikant Kulkarni M.S. (Medicine), PhD., FACMG Director of Cytogenomics and Molecular Pathology

Washington University in St.Louis, School of Medicine

Purpose: Full service laboratory

  • pre-natal
  • pediatric (constitutional)
  • chromosomal microarray
  • cancer and molecular cytogenetics

Detailed information you will get in the <media 42069 - external-link-new-window "TEXT, Case Study Automation in Cytogenomics, Case_Study_Automation_in_Cytogenomics.pdf, 0 B">pdf</media>.

NPAAC guidelines for routine blood analysis: 5 cells analyzed band-for-band (550bphs), 10 cells counted, 2 representative cells captured and karyotyped.

Reporting times reduced, sample throughput increased

Overtime decreased, cases per analyst increased

Overall sample numbers

Case Study: Implementation into a diagnostics lab

Data courtesy of Dale Wright, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Sydney Genetics, Sydney IVF Limited, Australia


  • Karyotyping (G-banded analysis)
  • QF-PCR-aneuploidy screen (with karyotype)
  • FISH - micro-deletion studies and chromosome characterization
  • MLPA (sub-telomere and centromere) and aCGH

Detailed information you will get in the <media 40430 _blank>pdf</media>.

Case Study: Evaluation of efficiency gains using automated scanning and capture technology

Data courtesy of Leah Weems, BS, CLSp (CG) Angela Fylak, BA

Sonora Quest Laboratories, Tempe, Arizona, USA


“The autoscanner, or “Auto” as it is affectionately called, has become a valuable member of our laboratory family.”

Process: Six Sigma productivity project

Collected time requirements for completion of 220 cases

Detailed information you will get in the <media 40431 _blank>pdf</media>.

Quality evaluated using G-banding Evaluation Score table from UK Professional Guidelines

Case Study: Automating scanning and capture followed by on-screen analysis — measuring the impact on laboratory services

West of Scotland Regional Cytogenetics Service

Data courtesy of L. Monkman, J. Colgan, L. Crawford, M. Campbell, G. Lowther, Cytogenetics Laboratory, Duncan Guthrie Institute of Medical Genetics, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow, UK

“Implementation of automated scanning and on-screen analysis has led to a significant improvement in reporting times, quality and success rate and has also decreased the poor quality rate for both Routine and Urgent blood samples”
Administrator, Yorkhill Hospital, Glasgow

  • Purpose: find, rank and capture metaphase cells in post natal blood samples
  • Criteria: scan up to maximum 300 metaphases per slide, capture 50 best cells
  • Typical throughput: 2800 samples per year

Detailed information you will get in the <media 40429>pdf</media>.

Case Study: Comparisons of Work hours, TAT and Abnormality rate: 60 days before and after GSL-120 use

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE Data courtesy of Bhavana J. Dave, PhD, FACMG, Munroe Meyer Institute, NE, USA


Observe the affects the implementation of a GSL-120 slide loader for unattended scanning and capture had on turnaround time and abnormality rate.

Detailed information you will get in the <media 40432 _blank>pdf</media>.

Backlog cleared 8 months ahead of schedule

Case Study: Implementing automated scanning and capture to reduce backlog

Data courtesy of Victoria J. Anthony-Dubernet, Clinical Cytogeneticist, South West Thames Regional Genetics Service, St. Georges Hospital, London, UK


  • The lab had a routine blood sample backlog for nearly 4 years, due to staff shortages
  • Implement CytoVision and GSL-120 slide loaders to reduce backlog

Detailed information you will find in the PDF.