Chromosomes are found in every cell of the body, where they carry your genes & DNA. Our clinic currently offers the following chromosome tests:
- Chromosome analysis
- Chromosome analysis, also known as karyotyping, is a test that can help to detect chromosome abnormalities, diagnose genetic diseases, birth defects, & lymphatic system/blood disorders.
- Fragile X
- Fragile X Syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental disability or retardation. In this condition, the X chromosome appears stained under a microscope, indicating the fragility of a particular gene involved in brain development.
- Chromosome Y deletions
- Missing Y chromosomes in the genes are responsible for a family of genetic disorders, including reduced fertility & reduced sperm count.
When should I get tested?
Chromosome testing is a diagnostic method. Your doctor may recommend chromosome testing or analysis if you are showing symptoms related to chromosome abnormalities (such as male infertility), or to follow-up on an abnormal pregnancy screening test. It is also sometimes recommended in cases of leukemia, lymphoma, & other cancers that can cause acquired chromosome abnormalities.
What does the test include
Chromosome testing is done using a blood sample.