The Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL)
The Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL) is a part of the MWH Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratory. It located at Magee-Women's Hospital (MWH) of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and is licensed by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Health. It is a Children’s Oncology Group (COG) approved full service facility. Our laboratory is staffed by American Board of Medical Genetics (ABMG) certified MD’s and PhD’s and highly skilled cytogenetic technologists who are certified by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) Board of Registry (BOR) as specialists in cytogenetics and molecular biology.
We offer conventional cytogenetic testing and “state-of-the-art” cytogenetic testing to health care providers in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. Our services include:
- high quality chromosomal analyses on amniotic fluid, chorionic villus samples (CVS), peripheral blood, cord blood, bone marrow, lymph node, skin biopsy, malignant tumors and products of conception;
- molecular cytogenetic analyses by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) for aneuploidy, microdeletion/microduplication syndromes, marker chromosome identification, translocation characterization, subtelomere rearrangement, Her2/neu amplification and mosaicism screening;
- microarray analyses (aCGH, CGH+SNP) for DNA copy number alteration and constitutional uniparental disomy on pediatric and prenatal/adult samples.