Human Cytogenetics

Human Cytogenetics

Cell culture media, reagents and supplements for human cytogenetic analysis

Human Cytogenetics is the study of the chromosomes. Using microscopic evaluation, chromosomes are counted and examined for numerical or structural abnormalities. The results are then used to identify and confirm the presence of genetic disorders. To prepare chromosomes for evaluation, human cells are grown in cell culture medium and then stimulated to divide during the mitotic phase of the cell cycle. The cells are then harvested using a mitogen to arrest the cells at the Metaphase Stage, adding a hypotonic solution to swell the cell and spread the metaphases, and lastly applying a fixative solution to prevent the cells from dividing and swelling any more. The cells are then placed on slides, stained, undergo microscopic analysis and reported as a karyotype.

– Optimised and innovative products for the analysis of Amniotic Fluid, Chorionic Villus, Peripheral Blood, Bone Marrow and Hematopoietic Cells
– Deliver accelerated cell growth with High Mitotic Index and excellent chromosomal morphology
– Clean and reproducible results saving lab time with quick analysis and easy interpretation

Biological Industries offers a complete range of products and reagents for your laboratories cytogenetic analysis needs.

Download the 2017 Human Cytogenetics Product Catalog (US only)