Karyotype – Blood

Description:

Karyotyping is one of first steps and a common investigation to explore or rule out chromosomal aberrations such as numerical anomalies (extra chromosome, i.e. Trisomy or a missing chromosome, e.g Monosomy) and structural imbalances in Pediatric cases.

In Fetal Medicine and IVF case, Karyotyping is recommended for couples to rule out balanced trans location.

Technique:

Karyotyping

Specialities:

Pediatrics, Gynecology, IVF, Endocrinology, Fetal Medicine

Indications:

Downs Syndrome, Development Delay, Ambigous Genetilia, Congenital Anomalies, IVF, Repeated Pregnancy Loss

TAT:

15 days

Specimen Requirements:

3-4 ml blood in Sodium Heparin tube (Green Top)

Test Code:

1010
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