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Puducherry is the only Union Territory proud to have 7 Medical institutions, to train health professionals. Apart from JIPMER, MGMCRI is the only private institution in and around Puducherry to have established a Cytogenetic lab at the Central Research Lab to cater the needs of clinical department to diagnose Chromosomal disorders like Ambiguous sex disorders, Turners Mosaics etc. This facility could be extended to the other Medical institution / General Hospital / Private Nursing Home, so that they could utilize the lab service for Karyotype as clinical diagnosis and for further genetic counseling. MCI has also recommended for an established Cytogenetic lab in a teaching hospital.

We plan to go in for ICMR & UGC projects & STS - ICMR PROJECT for UG students and use the funds to study the genetic disorders of the people living in unsafe affected area serving the cause of humanity at community level in and around Puducherry. One Cytogenetic ICMR Project Approved for Students Short Term Project -2010:- Chief investigator: Mr. S. Raj, IV Semester, M.B.B.S and Guide: Mrs. A. N. Uma,Asst. Prof. Genetic Division, Dept. of Anatomy. Karyotyping serves as a diagnostic tool for the clinicians and also aids the Post Graduates in their venture to actively take part in their research work. Some of the cytogenetic findings help the Post Graduates to go in for Paper presentations and Paper publications. Cytogenetic topics has also been included in the dissertation work of Post Graduates.

 


HCL COMPUTER

 

LAMINAR FLOW 1
GAS 1
BUNSEN BURNER 1
AIR CONDITIONER 3
BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE 1
MICROSCOPE- SINGLE OCULAR 4
SENSITIVE BALANCE 1
RESEARCH MICROSCOPE 1
DIGITAL CAMERA 1
REFRIGERATOR 1
TVS PRINTER 1
CYLOMIXER 1
MAGNETIC STIRRER WITH HOT PLATE 1
INCUBATOR 1
CENTRIFUGE (R 4C) 1
ELECTRONIC BALANCE 1
HOT PLATE 1
SINGLE DISTILLATION UNIT 1
CENTRIFUGE (R8C) 1
DOUBLE DISTILLATION 1
ELECTRONIC BALANCE 1

 


RESEARCH MICROSCOPE WITH DIGITAL CAMERA

Students and members of the faculty frequently utilize the Research Microscope With Digital Camera (BX 51 Olympus Research Microscope ) to take photographs of histopathological slides , smears etc.,pertaining to their field of study with excellent clarity.KARYOTYPING FOR THE PATIENTS FOR ACADEMIC SIGNIFICANCE–Free of cost As we have fully established cytogenetic lab at the MEDICAL GENETIC UNIT, MGMC&RI, Faculty members of various clinical department – (PAEDIATRICS, PAEDIATRIC SURGERY, OBGY, SURGERY, DERMATOLOGY, ENT, UROLOGY, OPHTHALMOLOGY & MEDICINE) come along with their PG students to learn the technique of karyotyping and put their patients Venous whole blood for culture and then go in for chromosomal analysis. They are trained under expertise and after due consultation with the Geneticist give their results. Cytogenetic study has how become a very important diagnostic tool for the clinicians at MGMC&RI for their research work, paper presentation and paper publication at Regional, National & International level. So far we have identified 150 cases.

RESEARCH PURPOSE

We have also started doing karyotyping of the aborted fetus using CORD BLOOD CULTURE, LIVER TISSUE CULTURE AND BONE MARROW CULTURE to find out the chromosomal anomaly. We do the karyotyping for the patients for academic significance and for free of cost. With the present set up we have reported the following test as a supporting evidence for clinical diagnosis & patient care to the people of Puducherry community. This is a unit for GENETIC COUNSELING too.

Karyotyping
  • Normal male (46 XY)
  • Normal female (46XX)
  • Downs Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Edward Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
  • Turners female Mosaics (46XX / 45XO )
  • Turners male Mosaics (46XY/ 45XO)
  • Male Pseudo Hermaphrodites (46 XY )
  • Female Pseudo Hermaphrodites(46 XX)
  • Breakage Syndromes /Aberrant chromosomes
  • Klinefelters Syndrome (47XXY )
  • Klinefelters Syndrome (47XXY )with breaks
  • Variant 21 chromosome (21 p sk)
  • Acrocentrics associations & Pericetromeric associations

 


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