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Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory

Cytogenetics LabThe newly established UC Irvine Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory started performing clinical testing on April 8, 2021. The laboratory is expected to perform more than 2,000 cytogenetic assays annually for the UCI patient population. The latest technology and methods for preparation, analysis, and reporting are being used for the processing of bone marrows and leukemic bloods. Initially, G-banded Chromosome Analysis and Non-Paraffin Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH) analysis is being offered for a wide range of clinical hematological cancer for diagnosis and management.

The laboratory is directed by Dr. Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, Clinical Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and an American Board on Medical Genetics and Genomics (ABMGG)-certified Cytogeneticists. It is staffed by four California-licensed Clinical Cytogenetics Scientists (CLS) with over 15 years of experience.

Services are available in the following areas:


  • Routine G-band chromosome analysis
  • Comprehensive FISH panels for Hematologic Malignancies
  • Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (B-ALL)
  • Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)
  • Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
  • Myeloproliferative Neoplasms (MPN)
  • Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)
  • Myeloid and Lymphoid neoplasm with Eosinophilia
    • Plasma Cell Myeloma (currently a send-out test)

Educational opportunities include:

  • In addition to offering clinical testing, the laboratory also provides educational opportunities for CLS students, medical students, Pathology residents and fellows, Hemato-oncology fellows, Clinical Genetics fellows, and Genetic counseling students.
  • Residency training


Fabiola Qintero-Rivera
Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, DABMGG, FACMG
Medical Director,
Cytogenetics and Genomics

Ying Zhang
Ying Zhang, MD
Associate Director, Cytogenetics and Genomics

Contact Information

Location and General Inquiries
UC Irvine Health
Building 54, First Floor
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868-4805

Lab Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Phone: 714-456-2997 or 714-509-2960
Fax: 714-456-2896

For any questions, please email:

Founder Director
Fabiola Quintero-Rivera, MD, DABMGG, FACMG

Founder Staff
Swetal Pandya, CLS Manager
Phone: 714-509-2898

Wilson Sy, CLS, Cytogenetics Technologist II

Jessica Li, CLS, Cytogenetics Technologist II






For more information, call 1-888-UCI-LABS (888-824-5227)