Stead Family Department of Pediatrics- Medical Genetics

  • Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics and Molecular Laboratory

    Cytogenetics Lab Staff Top Row: MJ Hajianpour, Richard Van Rheeden, Qian Qining, Isaac Werner, Ryan Rancour
    Bottom Row: Ben Battenburg, Sarah Beaudry, Heather Major, Ben Darbro, Katie Meade, Doug Scroggins, Dennis Hulseberg, Patricia Lansden, Michelle Hanna, Agshin Taghiyev, Robin Cox, Joe Wassink

    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.