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Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory

Cytogenetics LabThe newly established UC Irvine Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory started performing clnical testing on April 8, 2021. The laboratory is expected to perform more than 2,000 cytogenetic assays annually for the UCI patient population. The latest technology and methods for preparation, analysis, and reporting is being used for the processing of bone marrows and leukemic bloods. Initially, G-banded Chromosome Analysis is being offered for a wide range of clinical hematological cancer for diagnosis and management.

The laboratory is directed by Dr. Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and an American Board on Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)-certified Cytogeneticists. It is staffed by three California-licensed Clinical Cytogenetics Scientists (CLS) with over 15 years of experience.

Services are available in the following areas:

  • Oncology-Detection of cytogenetic molecular abnormalities in leukemias/lymphomas by standard G-banded chromosome analysis and FISH (currently a send out test). Testing on bone marrows, leukemic bloods and fluids (cerebrospinal fluid, pleural, ascites) is available.

Oncology

  • Routine G-band chromosome analysis
  • Comprehensive FISH panels for Hematologic Malignancies (currently a send out test)
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (B-ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Myeloid and Lymphoid neoplasm with Eosinophilia

Educational opportunities include:

  • In addition to offering clinical testing, the laboratory also provides educational opportunities for CLS students, medical students, Pathology residents and fellows, Hemato-oncology fellows, Clinical Genetics fellows and Genetic counseling students.
  • Residency training

Faculty

Fabiola Qintero-Rivera
Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, DABMGG, FACMG
Medical Director,
Cytogenetics and Genomics

Contact Information

Location and General Inquiries
UC Irvine Health
Building 54, First Floor
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-4805

Lab Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Phone: 714-456-2997 or 714-509-2960
Fax: 714-456-2896

For any questions, please email:
CytogeneticsUCI@hs.uci.edu

Founder Director
Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, DABMGG, FACMG

Founder Staff
Swetal Pandya, CLS Manager
Phone: 714-509-2898

Wilson Sy, CLS, Cytogenetics Technologist II

Jessica Li, CLS, Cytogenetics Technologist II

  

  

  

  

  

For more information, call 1-888-UCI-LABS (888-824-5227)