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Automation in a Cytogenetic Laboratory

Overview

Cytogenetics is a branch of genetics associated with the study of the structure and function of the cell, especially the chromosomes. It includes routine analysis of G-banded chromosomes, other cytogenetic banding techniques, as well as molecular cytogenetics such as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) and comparative genomic hybridization. This presentation will focus on the automation process in a cytogenetic laboratory. Additionally, an overview of a cytogenetic lab using automation and workflow enhancements to drive patient care will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Overview of a cytogenetic laboratory.
  2. Describe the workflow of a specimen through a cytogenetic laboratory.
  3. Review  the role of automation and benefits in a cytogenetics laboratory.

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