Our Process

Karyotyping is a multistep process that transforms live cells into examinable digital images of chromosomes.

Gather Samples

The process begins with samples aseptically collected from the animal to be analyzed.

Place samples in culture

In the laboratory, the cells are placed in nutritive culture medium

Incubate Samples

The culture is placed in an incubator at 37°C to allow growth.

Fix Solution

After 3 days, cells are removed from the culture, washed, then fixed in an acid methanol solution to preserve the DNA.

Fixed cells dropped on slides

The fixed cells are then dropped onto slides, stained.

Examine under microscope

Slides are examined under a microscope.

Analyze chromosomes; make karyotype

The chromosomes are analyzed and the karyotype made according to international guidelines.