cytogenetic technologist


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cytogenetic

 [si″to-jĕ-net´ik]
1. chromosomal.
2. pertaining to cytogenetics.
cytogenetic technologist a clinical laboratory scientist who carries out diagnostic testing, including culturing, harvesting, staining, photomicroscopy, and chromosome analysis. Academic programs preparing practitioners are approved by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences; certification is through the National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel. The address of the Association of Cytogenetic Technologists is P.O. Box 15945-288, Lenexa, KS 66285 (telephone 913-541-9077). The address of the National Credentialing Agency for Medical Laboratory Personnel is P.O. Box 15945-289, Lenexa, KS 66285 (telephone 913-438-5110).

cytogenetic technologist

an allied health professional who studies chromosomes. The cytogenetic technologist determines how specimens will be collected, transported, and handled for cytogenetic analysis. After receiving a baccalaureate degree, cytogenetic technologists complete a 1-year certificate program.
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