Genomic DNA segments for the coagulation factor VIIIc gene (F8C), which exhibits only limited restriction length polymorphism, map to the proximal region of band Xq28 by somatic cell hybridization analysis and in situ hybridization. Using somatic cell hybrids, we have obtained data which place probes DX13 (used to detect locus DXS15) and St14 (used to detect DXS52) distal to F8C, within band Xq28. Previous studies have mapped the factor IX gene (F9) and probe 52A (used to detect DXS51) proximal to F8C, in Xq26----q27 and Xq27, respectively (Camerino et al., 1984; Drayna et al., 1984; Mattei et al., 1985). Thus, the relative order of genetic marker loci in the Xq27----qter region is most likely cen-F9-DXS51-F8C-(DXS15, DXS52)-Xqter. The collection of these molecular probes is thus potentially useful in three-factor crosses of factor VIII gene segregation.