Freeway Medical Tower, Suite 200
5800 West 10th StreetLittle Rock, AR 72204

Phone: 501-526-8000 (Ext. 1)
Fax: 501-526-7468
Pager: 501-395-8302 (business hours only)



Medical Director: Jeffrey R. Sawyer, Ph.D., F.A.C.M.G.

Manager: Charles M. Swanson, M.S., CLSp(CG)

Section Supervisor: Eddie L. Thomas, BA, CLSp(CG)

Section Supervisor: Linda S. Goosen, BSMT, ASCP(MT), CLSp(CG)



Hours of Operation:

Monday through Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday and Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (hours may vary)

Cytogenetics involves the study of human chromosome structure, pathology, function and behavior.  The UAMS Cytogenetics Laboratory offers trypsin-Giemsa banded chromosome analysis, tissue  culture for metabolic studies, molecular diagnosis by fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) and spectral karyotyping (SKY).

Tests Offered

  • Bone marrow analysis
  • Leukemic blood analysis, neoplastic study
  • Peripheral blood analysis, congenital study
  • Rapid chromosome analysis, congenital study
  • Tumor analysis
  • Lymph node analysis
  • Fine needle aspirate analysis
  • Solid tissue analysis
  • Fibroblast culture for metabolic analysis
  • Microdeletion studies (fluorescence in-situ hybridization)
  • Spectral karyotyping (SKY)