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Cytogenetic
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The Cytogenetics Laboratory operates under the medical direction of Peter vanTuinen, PhD, FACMG, and Jess Peterson, MD, FCAP.  Dr. VanTuinen has 31 years of Cytogenetics experience and is board certified in Clinical Cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG).  Dr. Peterson is board certified in Clinical Pathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology (ABP).  Dr. Peterson is currently board eligible for the Clinical Cytogenetic board exam sponsored by the ABMGG. 

Our Laboratory is one of 30 national and international laboratories approved by the Children’s Oncology Group (COG) to determine the cytogenetic status of pediatric leukemic patients. We are staffed with highly experienced certified Cytogenetics Technologists with an average 18 years of experience in the field.  All of our technologists maintain certification through the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

We pride ourselves in providing a full range of high quality cytogenetic and fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) diagnostic testing.  Our clinical laboratory services include:

   
Congenital disorders
DNA testing for Fragile X
DNA isolation for metabolic testing
Leukemia
Lymphoma
Mental retardation
Myeloproliferative disorders
Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome
Prenatal and pre-implantation screening
Solid tumors

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Peter vanTuinen, Ph.D., FACMG
Director, Cytogenetics
414-805-8415
vantuine@mcw.edu

Jess Peterson, MD
Assistant Director, Cytogenetics
414-805-6948
jepeterson@mcw.edu

John Grignon, CG(ASCP)
Manager, Cytogenetics
414-805-7603
jgrignon@wisconsindiagnostic.com

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