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Scott C. Smith, PhD, FACMG, Medical Director
Phone: (315) 464-6788
Email: [email protected]

Elizabeth Ruckdeschel, MD, PhD, Asst. Director
Email: [email protected]

Mickey Muscolino, BS, CLSp(CG), Supervisor
Phone: (315) 464-4716
Email: [email protected]

The Upstate Cytogenetics Laboratory is a full service laboratory providing both constitutional and oncology analyses. 

The Cytogenetics Laboratory performs conventional chromosome G-banding and molecular cytogenetic analysis (SNP microarray and fluorescent in situ hybridization) of peripheral blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, tissue, and solid tumor specimens. The laboratory also provides cell culture services for specialized testing. 

The Cytogenetics Laboratory is a regular contributor to the Children's Oncology Group (COG) and is approved by the New York State Department of Health. It is comprised of fourteen individuals, some with 30 or more years of experience in cytogenetic analysis. The team includes board-certified directors with New York State Certificates of Qualification in Cytogenetics and technologists certified in cytogenetics by the ASCP.