Medical Genetics Institute Laboratories

The laboratories at Cedars-Sinai use state-of-the-art equipment and the most up-to-date techniques available to diagnose and manage genetic disorders for newborns, children and adults. Intellectual disability evaluations, prenatal diagnosis and genetic counseling are also available.

Cytogenetics Laboratory

The Cytogenetics Laboratory performs tests that evaluate the chromosomes of a patient's tissues. This includes karyotypes, FISH studies, chromosomal microarray, bone marrow preparation and cancer cytogenetics. Other services include culturing of amniotic fluid cells, chorionic villi, lymphocytes, and fibroblasts; chromosome analysis on prenatal samples, newborns, children, cancer patients and other individuals; and specialized testing for rare genetic disorders, including 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome and Miller-Dieker lissencephaly.

Molecular Pathology Laboratory  

This laboratory provides consultations and molecular genetic diagnostic studies including carrier testing for autosomal recessive conditions more frequently occurring in people of Persian Jewish descent