Cytogenetic laboratory

The laboratory carries out research on clinical cytogenetic:

  • Determination of the karyotype by classical method with application of differential coloring of  chromosomes R-banding, G and C - coloring and molecular-cytogenetic method FISH 
  • Research of sexual chromatin.


On perinatal diagnostics:

  • Blood research on alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP)
  • Chorion biopsy
  • Amniocentesis
  • Cordocentesis
  • Perinatal molecular-cytogenetic diagnostics of chromosomal anomalies by the FISH method 
  • Preimplantational genetic diagnostics (PGD) of embryos at early stages of development before its implantation in the uterus.


On biochemical genetics:

  • Urine screening for the purpose of revealing of hereditary metabolic diseases
  • Blood research on phenylalanine
  • Diagnostics of mucoviscidosis (sweat test).


Leading researcher, chief of cytogenetic laboratory
Isabella V. Simonyan, M. D., Ph. D.
Laboratory doctor
Gohar S. Ghazaryan, M.D.