Cytogenetics is a branch of genetics that involves the study of normal and abnormal chromosomes – the physical structures that contain DNA within cells. Cytogenetics studies are essential to the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases, from Downs Syndrome to Leukemia.
The Parkview Genetics Center offers the following cytogenetic tests:
- Amniotic chromosome analysis – Prenatal diagnosis of
- Blood chromosome analysis– Detection of chromosomal
abnormalities in patients with congenital anomalies,
infertility and failure to thrive.
- Oncology chromosome analysis– Assists in
diagnosis/classification/evaluation/monitoring of certain
malignant hematological disorders.
- Tissue chromosome analysis– Diagnoses chromosomal
causes for fetal death and determines recurrent risk for
future pregnancy losses.