Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 200
5800 West 10th Street
Little Rock, AR 72204

Phone: 501-526-8000 (Ext. 1)
Fax: 501-526-7468
Pager: 501-395-8302 (business hours only)

Medical Director:    Jeffrey R. Sawyer, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G.
Manager  Charles M. Swanson, M.S., CLSp(CG)
Section Supervisor:  Eddie L. Thomas, BA, CLSp(CG)
Section Supervisor:  Linda S. Goosen, BSMT, ASCP(MT), CLSp(CG)

Hours:    Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
              Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
              Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours may vary) 

Cytogenetics involves the study of human chromosome structure, pathology, function and behavior.
The UAMS Cytogenetics Laboratory offers trypsin-Giemsa banded chromosome analysis, tissue
culture for metabolic studies, molecular diagnosis by fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH)
and spectral karyotyping (SKY).

Tests Offered
    Bone marrow analysis
    Leukemic blood analysis, neoplastic study
    Peripheral blood analysis, congenital study
    Rapid chromosome analysis, congenital study
    Tumor analysis
    Lymph node analysis
    Fine needle aspirate analysis
    Solid tissue analysis
    Fibroblast culture for metabolic analysis
    Microdeletion studies (fluorescence in-situ hybridization)
    Spectral karyotyping (SKY)

General Collection Policy

Cytogenetics Add-on Request Form

Suboptimal or Unacceptable Specimens

Specific Sample Type Requirements
Peripheral blood
    Rapid chromosome analysis
    Bone marrow
    Leukemic blood
    Fine needle aspirate
    Pleural effusion
    Ascites fluid
    Solid tissue
    Solid tumor
    Lymph node


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