Molecular Cytogenetics

User Fees and Policies

User Policies

Service requests and equipment reservations are made through the iLab portal at

Unassisted Use (Meta system, only available for Certified User)
If you are a first-time user, you must contact the manager to make arrangements for a training session. After training, you can reserve microscope or workstation time through the iLab online calendar. Certified independent users may use the microscopes at any available time. If you are certified user, we will send you an e-mail notice. Please do NOT share your login with others, before any concerns of the manager. The microscope will be blocked for maintenance/core use on Tuesday AM (9AM-12noon) and Thursday 12noon-5pm), unless notified.

Assisted Use
Assisted use is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Please request appointments for assisted use or training at least 2 days in advance through the iLab online calendar

Time Limit
Normally, you may reserve time up to two weeks in advance. Each user may sign up for a maximum of 4 peak hours per day. Peak hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00p.m. If you have a special need to reserve a longer period, please contact the manager.

If you’re more than 30 minutes late and you haven’t given us advance notice, anyone may take over your time slot. If you use 20 minutes longer than the time period you reserve, you will be charged 1 hour more. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. If you cancel on the day of your appointment, you will be charged for any time that is not used by others.

Due to the significant time needed for initiation, the core microscope is not available for short time checking of staining

Data Storage
Data storage is free for up to 3 weeks on the scanning microscope and 4 weeks on the workstation.
Older data might be removed to free precious storage spaces.


Click on the service category to open the description and fee schedule.

Cytogenetic Services

DNA Damage Response and Repair Assays

Instrument Usage