Center for Clinical Genetics
Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Lab (PCL)
The Pittsburgh Cytogenetics Laboratory (PCL) is a part of the MWH Clinical Genetics and Genomics Laboratory. The laboratory 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. The PCL is staffed by American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics(ABMGG) 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. It is also accredited by American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics for clinical cytogenetics fellowship training.
The PCL offers conventional cytogenetic testing and “state-of-the-art” cytogenetic testing to health care providers in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The comprehensive testing 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) on oncology and constitutional samples;
- microarray analyses (CGH+SNP) for DNA copy number alteration and constitutional uniparental disomy on pediatric and prenatal/adult samples.
- microarray based preimplantation aneuploidy screening (PGS)