Constitutional Cytogenetics Laboratory

Welcome to Constitutional Cytogenetics


 The Constitutional Cytogenetics Laboratory is a clinical laboratory in the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago Medicine (UCM).  Cytogenetics is the study of chromosome structure, pathology, function and behavior as it relates to genetic disease.  We are a Constitutional Cytogenetics laboratory, meaning that we focus our research on genetic abnormalities that are present at birth.  Our clinical laboratory offers testing for the identification of chromosomal aberrations in many sample types including peripheral blood, amniotic fluid, chorionic villus sampling, products of conception and skin biopsy.

Our Clinical Scope of Practice

  • Prenatal and postnatal screening and diagnosis for chromosomal aberrations
  • Cytogenetic and Cytogenomic testing of solid tumors

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide superior health care in a compassionate manner, ever mindful of each patient’s dignity and individuality.  To accomplish our mission, we call upon the skills and expertise of all who work together to advance medical innovation, serve the health needs of the community, and further the knowledge of those dedicated to caring.

Our Vision

On a foundation of mutual respect, we will work together to build the University of Chicago Hospitals into one of the finest organizations in the country – as measured by the quality of patient care, the satisfaction of patients and their families, and the level of pride among everyone who works here.