Karyotyping

A conventional diagnostic tool for the detection of chromosomal anomalies

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Karyotyping Overview

While only a small percentage of couples suffer miscarriages due to underlying chromosomal issues, couple karyotyping is often recommended for couples who’ve had multiple miscarriages. Doctors routinely check for any change in chromosomal structure or an underlying chromosomal abnormality in both the parents through this test. The chromosomes are strained, isolated, and examined under a microscope by a trained cytogeneticist who looks for any missing or extra pieces of the chromosome or signs of chromosomal damage.

Karyotyping helps prospective parents in more ways than one

Provides a confirmed diagnosis for a structural & numeric chromosomal defects

Allows you to begin planning for a child with special needs or make a decision about carrying the child to term.

Ensures test results in just 18 days.

Genetic Counselling after the test to understand your results better.

How Does Karyotyping Work?

Booking The Test

Your doctor places an order for the test.

Collection

Blood sample is collected and cultured to promote cell division.

Laboratory Analysis

1)Cell growth is stopped to prevent cell division in metaphase.
2)Testing and analysis of the sample is conducted in the lab.
3)Staining and banding of the chromosomes for visualizing and taking microphotographs.
4)Sorting chromosomes according to their size—largest (chromosome 1) to smallest (chromosome 22).
5)Analyzing the chromosome based on their structure, size, and number

Reports

The results are shared within 10 days.

Counselling

Post-result counselling is offered to parents to understand the test results better.

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Please note that Karyotyping can only be ordered by a physician. They would also be the only person to receive your results and will pass them along to you. If you are unable to find a physician, contact us on 1800-266-5533 & we will organise one for you at no additional cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Once the stem cells are tested & processed in our lab, LifeCell sends a preservation certificate to parents. An annual preservation status report with details of monthly temperature track record shared once every year.

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