Cytogenetics Laboratory

Chromosomes and Disease

In 1991, Cytogenetics Laboratory was started at the Medical Genetics Unit of the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. This unit eventually became the Institute of Human Genetics, National Institutes of Health, University of the Philippines Manila (IHG-NIH-UPM) in 1999 that provides comprehensive diagnostic services for postnatal congenital and neoplastic/oncologic disorders.

We offer:

1.    Constitutional Diagnostic Services
    a.    Peripheral Blood - Routine and High-Resolution Analysis
    b.    Newborn Blood Chromosome Analysis
    c.    Family Studies
    d.    Mosaicism Analysis
    e.    Solid Tissues - Products of Conception, Skin Biopsies
    f.    Fragile X Screening
    g.    C-banding
    h.    AgNOR

2.    Neoplastic Diagnostic Services
    a.    Bone Marrow Aspirate/Leukemic Blood
    b.    Solid Tumors/Lymph Nodes

3.    Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH)
    a.    Microdeletion probes for:
            -    DiGeorge/Velo-Cardio-Facial syndrome
            -    Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome
            -    Williams-Beuren syndrome
    b.    Translocation probes for BCR/ABL

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For further inquiries, contact the Cytogenetics laboratory-NIH at telephone numbers: (02) 5310-1780 / 5310-0788 local 107, Hotline: 0928-5060963

Mailing Address
    Cytogenetics Laboratory
    Institute of Human Genetics
    National Institutes of Health Building
    University of the Philippines Manila
    Pedro Gil Street, Ermita, Manila 1000