Cell culture


The laboratory routinely cultures fibroblasts, chorionic villi and amniocytes principally for karyotyping purposes such as prenatal diagnosis and mosaicism screening. The laboratory can also extract and store DNA from established cultures and from the original, uncultured sample material if required.

Request a test

When requesting this test please use the referral form provided. Please also refer to any additional information provided for this test.

Additional information

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Sending address

Rare & Inherited Disease Laboratory
London North Genomic Laboratory Hub
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children
Levels 4-6 Barclay House
37 Queen Square

Laboratory service


Sample requirements

Fresh viable tissue samples

Reference range

Not applicable

Turnaround time

Not applicable


Upon request

Call in advance?

Not required


The Genetics Laboratories provide an extensive range of Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics diagnostic testing services.

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