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Cytogenetics

There are two laboratories in Calgary that perform cytogenetic testing:

CLS Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory at DSC

Send specimens to this laboratory if the indication for testing includes either of the following:

  • neoplasm(s)
  • any cancer diagnosis

AHS Genetic Laboratory Services – ACH Cytogenetics Laboratory

Send specimens to this laboratory if the indication for testing includes any of the following:

  • recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility
  • stillbirth/fetal anomalies
  • congenital anomalies
  • developmental delay
  • familial chromosomal, FISH or other cytogenetic testing
  • trisomy
  • Rapid Aneuploidy Detection (RAD) testing
  • chromosomal microarray (array CGH) analysis
  • Fanconi anemia/chromosomal breakage testing

Note: If you have any questions regarding which Cytogenetics Lab should receive a specific specimen, call CLS Cancer Cytogenetics Laboratory at 403-770-3690.