Ascension St. John Hospital Cytogenetics

This is a one 4-week block rotation at Henry Ford Hospital.


The resident will receive an overview presentation of the different areas of the laboratory including prenatal, leukemia specimens, solid tissues and tumors, FISH and DNA Diagnostics. The resident will have the opportunity to participate in laboratory procedures including culturing their own blood, obtaining chromosomes, making slides, banding and staining them. The resident will observe the tissue culture of POC material, solid tumors and bone marrows. The resident will observe the preparations of gels for southern blots, PCR and sequencing. The resident will follow FISH studies from the application of probes and paints to interpreting the slides at a fluorescent microscope.