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Penrose Hospital began serving the medical community with cytogenetic analyses in 1962. In 1982, Cytogenetics became an independent department and expanded its services to include analysis of hematopoietic disorders and other malignancies. With the addition of Flow Cytometry in 1989 and Molecular Pathology in 1993, we now offer these combined services under the name Penrose-St. Francis Cytogenetics/Immunopathology.

College of American Pathologists (CAP) Accredited (21876-01)
CLIA Licensed (06D0517383)

JACHO (Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations

Medicare Licensed (06-0031PE)

Active Member, Mountain States Genetic Services Network Cytogenetics and Molecular Genetics Quality Control Committee

Participant, College of American Pathologists Proficiency Testing Program, Cytogenetics, Flow Cytometry, Molecular Pathology (results available upon request)

Participant, Center for Disease Control and Prevention Model Performance Evaluation Program, Flow Cytometry (results available upon request)

Timothy C. Drumheller, Ph.D., Department Head
•Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Genetics as a Clinical Cytogeneticist
•Ph.D Molecular Biology & Genetics, Wayne State University School of Medicine
•Post-doctoral Fellowship, cytogenetics, Yale University

CYTOGENETICS Fully automated imaging systems for karyotyping and fluorescence in situ hybridization.
FLOW CYTOMETRY FACScan Flow Cytometer and FACS Vantage Flow Cytometer/Cell Sorter.
MOLECULAR PATHOLOGY Techniques including PCR, Southern Blotting, and Invader technology.
PATHOLOGISTS Pathology Laboratory at Penrose Hospital, under the direction of Cosimo Sciotto, M.D., Ph.D.; nine pathologists, two with hematopathology board certification, one with immunopathology board certification.


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