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Chromosome Analysis

Alternate Names : Karyotyping

Chromosome Analysis | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What do the test results mean?

Abnormal numbers of chromosomes cause patterns of physical features, called syndromes. Abnormalities of number do not usually run in families. Abnormal size or shape of chromosomes can also cause syndromes, and may run in families. Complex rearrangements of chromosomes often are linked with certain types of cancer of the white blood cells.

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Chromosome Analysis: Preparation & Expectations


Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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