Unit Leader: Sandra Rodríguez
The Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory offers metaphase and interphase chromosome and genetic analysis. The laboratory offers help in the diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of hematologic disorders and solid tumors. Our staff is highly specialized and accumulates expertise in tissue culture, metaphase analysis, and FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization). Our laboratory is also developing new probes for the detection of cancer candidate genes involved in the development and tumor progression. The Clinical Cytogenetics Laboratory offers to clinical researcher advising to complete, if needed, the conventional cytogenetics test (karyotype) with molecular techniques (such as FISH) in order to achieve a more integrated molecular diagnosis of the tumour.