Cytogenetics and Clinical Services

The Indiana University School of Medicine Cytogenetics Laboratory is committed to providing prompt, reliable and expert service to referring physicians. We offer:

Fast Turnaround Times
  • Amniocentesis: 7-10 days
  • Chorionic Villus Tissue: 7-10 days
  • Blood (depending on test): 7-14 days
  • Bone Marrow: preliminary report 5-7 days, final report 7-10 days
  • Tumor: 7-10 days
  • Non-neoplastic Tissue: 12-14 days
  • RAPID Blood: preliminary report within 72 hours, final report within 7 days
  • RAPID Bone Marrow (non-leukemic): preliminary report within 3-4 hours  

We offer the highest quality service possible. Our staff and technicians are fully trained and nationally certified to perform cytogenetic diagnostics, and the laboratory is personally supervised by our experienced faculty.

How do I send samples?

Send all samples to:

IU Cytogenetic Laboratory

Indiana University School of Medicine

635 Barnhill Drive, Room MS 350

Indianapolis, IN  46202

Overnight courier services such as Federal Express or NOW Courier are part of our services. When using an overnight courier for Saturday delivery, please call (317) 274-2243 with the tracking number of the package. Alternatively, samples may be delivered directly to our office. We provide collection and transport supplies.

When may I send samples?

The laboratory is open six days a week: Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Please contact our office at (317) 274-2243 for holiday hours.

What forms do I need?

We can supply you with all requisition forms, or you can download the forms and view specimen requirements here. You can also call (317) 274-2243 for assistance. 

How do I receive results?

Preliminary results are faxed to your office, or telephoned if requested. For all results, a detailed cytogenetic report is prepared by one of our doctors and transmitted electronically to your office. Reports are available through CoPath and Cerner for IU Health patients.


If you have a question about the availability of a specific test, contact the Indiana University School of Medicine Cytogenetics Laboratory at (317) 274-2243.

975 West Walnut Street | Medical Research and Library Building, IB 130 | Indianapolis, IN 46202 | (317) 944-3966