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for the karyotpying test.. what if you and your spouses chromosomes are good but when put together abnormal. what does that mean?

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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice 18 years experience
Recessive: May be a recessive gene being expressed. You should discuss with your genetic counselor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What procedures are used in preparation for karyotyping?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
One sample at a time: A blood sample is spun down and the white cells are separated into at least 3 tissue culture media sets. An amnio sample is spun down, the cells resuspended and divided into three tissue culture sets. Of primary importance: only one sample is ever set up at a time. No other sample is near another until the cultures have been completely set up and labeled. That prevents mixing up two babies by mistake
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A 29-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: karyotyping?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Karyotyping is a test to examine chromosomes in a sample of cells, which can help identify genetic problems as the cause of a disorder or disease. This test can: •count the number of chromosomes •look for structural changes in chromosomes the test can be performed on almost any tissue, including: •amniotic fluid •blood •bone marrow •placenta.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How could the karyotyping results be explained ?

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Dr. Keith Vaux
Clinical Genetics 27 years experience
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A 51-year-old member asked:

What is karyotyping?

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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Chromosome study: A karyotype is a visual presentation of the chromosomes present in each cell, usually derived from blood lymphocytes. The cells are grown in tissue culture, then arrested in the stage of separation (mitosis), then dropped on a glass slide from about 2 feet, which breaks them open; a dye is added to make stain them, a photo taken, then arranged into their 23 pairs, then studied for anomalies.

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