The Center for Human Genetics Laboratory includes state-of-the-art facilities and has offered genetic screening and diagnostic testing for numerous genetic conditions for more than 25 years.
The laboratory combines clinical practice with genetic research, allowing it to offer physicians and their patients advanced, innovative diagnostic testing. In addition, as an assurance of its quality, the laboratory is certified by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and approved by the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Our faculty includes one board-certified clinical cytogeneticist, and one board-certified clinical molecular geneticist/clinical geneticist.
Center for Human Genetics Laboratory at a Glance
- Clinical & Molecular Cytogenetics Laboratory
The Cytogenetics Laboratory provides high quality chromosome analysis on a variety of specimens including amniocenteses, chorionic villi sampling, peripheral blood, bone marrow, tumors, and products of conception. The Cytogenetic Laboratory works in close conjunction with our Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) section to detect specific abnormalities and to delineate complex karyotypes.
- Molecular Diagnostic Testing Laboratory
The Molecular Laboratory offers a variety of testing by direct DNA analyses using PCR-based methodologies, DNA hybridization, methylation analysis, Invader assay, and sequence analysis. Our full-service molecular laboratory offers both clinical testing as well as translational research collaborations.
- Prenatal Screening Laboratory
Our Prenatal Laboratory provides testing and interpretation for the routine Triple Check and Quad Check Screens that use three or four markers respectively. These markers are found in the mother's blood and are called alpha-feto protein (AFP), unconjugated estriol (ue3), human chorionic gonadotropin (hcG), and inhibin-A (DNA). The laboratory also offers the routine amniotic fluid AFP (AFAFP) assay.
W.O. Walker Center
10524 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106