Stead Family Department of Pediatrics- Medical Genetics

  • Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics and Molecular Laboratory

    Commitment to providing high quality cytogenetic services at competitive costs

    • Outstanding relationships and interaction with referring clinicians (obstetricians, neonatologists, oncologists, pathologists, etc., as well as with other health care professionals).
    • Provides educational and scientific materials to referring clinicians as needed on unusual cases for the purpose of aiding counseling and education.
    • Participate in Children's Oncology Group (COG) and Cancer of Leukemia Group B (CALGB).
    • Certified as reference laboratory by COG and CALGB.

     Accreditation/Certification/Proficiency Testing

    • Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP)
    • Certified under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988
    • Participate in the CAP Cytogenetics Proficiency Testing (PT) Program
    • Director of the laboratory is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology

    Technical Staff Members

    • Technologists are well versed in the field of molecular cytogenetics and experienced in laboratory methodology; technologists are certified as Clinical Laboratory Specialists in Cytogenetics, CG (ASCP)
    • Technologists receive continuing education from attending national and regional meetings, national teleconferences, university seminars, in house conferences, and participating in the laboratory's monthly journal club.