A visual guide to get chromosome preparation of the highest and standardized quality

By understanding the mechanisms and the biochemical processes which govern those apparently “magic” phenomena called spreading and banding, in any cytogenetic laboratory it is possible nowadays to obtain chromosome preparations of the highest quality, regardless of the atmospheric conditions (in terms of temperature and humidity).

The knowledge of the scientific principles regulating the spreading and the banding of the chromosomes has made possible to set up the most efficient working procedures; these protocols, in turn, have been optimized over the last years through a strict cooperation with dozens of Cytogenetic Laboratories.

Based on this expertise, EuroClone® has developed a complete range of reagents and equipment that, in combination with the underlying know-how, can perfectly support all kind of pre and post-natal diagnostic chromosome analysis.

EuroClone® is proud to invite you to take advantage from the presentation and the videos of this Section: more than any other written sentence, they will show and demonstrate how the “magic” turned out into “technology” and how this technology has been efficiently interpreted by EuroClone® becoming finally available for all Cytogenetic Laboratories.


In memory of Dr. Gianluigi Terzoli who has dedicated his life to cytogenetics (1942-2013)


Follow this presentation to learn what happens during each phase of the chromosome preparation, from hypotonic treatment to metaphase spreading. Once applied to your daily routine, these information will allow you to work according to specific and standardized working protocols, and also enable you to identify any possible source of troubles.

Follow this Video with the optimized protocol for setting up Amniocytes

Follow this Video with the optimized protocol for Chromosome preparation of Amniocytes and Chorionic Villi cultures

Follow this Video with the optimized protocol for the automation of Chromosome preparation after the “in situ” culture.

Follow this Video with the optimized protocol for Chromosome preparation of SYNCHRONISED Lymphocyte cultures.

"Follow this Video with the optimized protocol for setting up Chorionic Villi cultures"