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
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
Preparing for test
During the test
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.