Karyotyping

Location: Thomas Building, DE-512
Contact phone: (206) 667-4205
Contact e-mail: imaging@fredhutch.org

Karyotyping is the analysis of chromosomes in a cell. A karyotype determines the number and appearance of chromosomes, and detects chromosomal abnormalities such as missing or extra chromosomes (aneuploidies), as well as a variety of chromosomal aberrations (such as deletions and translocations). The imaging resource offers a limited karyotyping service for research only, for example to test cell lines. We karyotype human cells; other species may be considered. For more details, please contact Dave McDonald.

Human metaphase chromosome spread. Human metaphase chromosome karyotype .

Scheduling time for instruments, training, and support:

To schedule a karyotyping service, please use our karyotyping request form in iLab. Please contact Scientific Imaging for further details.

How to access your data:

Data acquired on Scientific Imaging instruments is transferred to the si folder in the user's fred account. If you do not have a fred account, please submit the computing account application form. Once you have obtained a fred account, please contact Scientific Imaging so that we can create an si link for you. External users without access to fred can obtain their data via ftp, or can download to their own data storage device from one of our dedicated computers. Please note that no portable drives are allowed on instrument computers.