Chromosome testing

Chromosome analysis in Central London

  • Fast efficient & easy-to-use service
  • Screening for chromosomal abnormalities during pregnancy
  • Same-day blood test appointments available
Pricing From £240
Type of sample taken Blood
Turnaround time 2-4 Weeks
 
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Our Central London clinics offer chromosome testing with caring medical professionals. Give us a call & make your appointment today.

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.

What to Expect

Step 1

Preparing for test

No special preparation is needed, although it is helpful if you arrive for your appointment well-hydrated.
 
Step 2

During the test

Blood testing is a quick & relatively painless procedure; the doctor or nurse will insert a needle into your inner arm, near the elbow, & withdraw a small amount of blood.
 
Step 3

Results

Your results will be delivered over the telephone to you as soon as we have them. If you had a consultation with one of our doctors, they will call you personally. You will also receive a copy of your results over email which you can share with your existing doctor, or call us to come back for a consultation with a doctor at our clinic.