Molecular Diagnostics

Shorey Building 7th Floor, Room 7S/17
4301 W. Markham St., Slot #517
Little Rock, AR  72205
Phone:  (501) 526-6439
Fax:  (501) 686-7155
Laboratory Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; M-F

Medical Director:  William Bellamy, RPh, PhD, HCLD(ABB)
Clinical Manager:  Chuck Swanson, M.S., CG(ASCP)CM
Chief Technologist:  Lillian LaFond-Shank, BSMT(ASCP)CHT
Stacie Delaune, BSMT(ASCP)CG

The Molecular Diagnostics laboratory utilizes molecular based testing to enhance and support the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences goals of education, research, and patient care.  Molecular Diagnostics currently performs assays using PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and FISH (Fluorescent in Situ Hybridzation) methodologies.

Test Request Forms
Molecular Test Request
Add-On Request

Available Tests
Qualitative PCR
Quantitative PCR

Factor V Leiden
Interphase FISH
         *HER-2: (Breast Pathology Information)
         *MDS FISH Panel
         *Leukemic analysis

Microsatellite Instability (MSI) Testing
Prothrombin Gene Mutation (Factor II)

Quantitative HCV
Quantitative HIV
Respiratory Viral Panel

Laboratory Policies
General Collection Policy

Specific Sample Type Requirements (see page 2)
Interphase FISH
PCR-based studies
Gene rearrangement Studies
Solid tissues

Suboptimal or Unacceptable Specimens

updated 3/26/2014

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