Van Andel Research Institute uses cytogenetic and molecular genetic techniques to identify structural and numerical chromosomal aberrations associated with mammalian disease. Cytogenetics team members are very familiar with the processing and analysis of a wide variety of cell types and tumor samples including spleen tissue, mouse embryonic stem (ES) cells, adult induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, blood, tumor cell lines, solid tumors, and more. The laboratory is equipped with a SpectraCube interferometry-based multispectral digital camera along with Applied Spectral Imaging workstations used for state-of-the-art cytogenetic analysis and the generation of high-resolution images. The team takes pride in the detail-oriented and comprehensive results that are provided to investigators worldwide.
The Cytogenetics team provides materials and methods, and high quality images for publications upon request. Please acknowledge the team’s contribution as follows or in a similar fashion: We thank the Cytogenetics team at Van Andel Research Institute for cytogenetic analysis.
For assistance in study design and custom projects, please contact Julie Koeman via e-mail or by calling 616.234.5690. Certified internal users should login to CrossLab and schedule service times through the system.
Shipping cells in a frozen vial is the easiest and most reliable method for transporting live cells. However, other methods include shipping actively growing cells in a flask full of media, shipping blood in a sodium heparin blood collection tube, and sending mouse or rat whole spleen in tissue collection media. Cell death can occur with high and low temperatures, so please contact the Cytogenetics team for specific shipping guidelines.
Please ship samples to:
Van Andel Research Institute
333 Bostwick Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
PRICING | COST PER SAMPLE
|Chromosome breakage study||$650||$780||Four weeks|
|Chromosome counting||$350||$420||Two weeks|
|FISH probe*||$350||$420||One to three weeks|
|FISH analysis||$550||$660||Four weeks|
|G-banded karyotyping||$700||$840||Three weeks|
|Spectral karyotyping (human, mouse, rat)||$1,400||$1,680||Five weeks|
|Additional SKY analysis (complex samples)||$500||$500||One to two weeks|
|Transgene localization||$1,650||$1,980||Six weeks|
|Trisomy 8 and 11 screen (with chromosome counting)||$425||$510||Two weeks|
|Trisomy 8 and 11 screen (without chromosome counting)||$300||$360||Two weeks|
|* FISH probe lasts up to 10 samples|
|** Turnaround times may increase depending on complexity of the sample or project|