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A CPA Accredited Medical Laboratory, Reference 2157

Clinical Service   The Department of Cytogenetics is part of a fully integrated genetics service based at the Southern General Hospital, which serves a population of approximately 3 million in the West of Scotland.  It provides a fully comprehensive chromosome analysis service for both constitutional and acquired abnormalities using a full range of standard cytogenetic techniques as well as molecular cytogenetic technology. The Department is sub-divided into three sections, (Constitutional cytogenetics, Cancer cytogenetics and Molecular cytogenetics) each one being overseen by a Principal Scientist who is in charge of the day-to-day running of the section.   

Opening Hours   The normal working hours for the laboratory are:- Monday to Friday:     09:00 – 17:00
Saturday:                  09:00 – 12:00   This includes all local and bank holidays with the exception of Christmas Day and New Year’s Day when the department is closed.

Further information can be found in our departmental user manual

Staff Contacts   - see the menu to right.  

Sending a Sample for Cytogenetic Analysis - see the menu to right.

Sections within the Cytogenetic Department

  The Cytogenetics Department in Glasgow operates in three sections:-  

  • Constitutional Cytogenetics (Prenatal and Postnatal Cytogenetics)
  • Cancer Cytogenetics
  • Molecular Cytogenetics