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Can You Order Your Own Karyotype Online
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. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
What happens if we assume that the vitiligo is generic disorder then can we check if it's a dominant, recesive and carrier etc. using karyotyping.?
Autoimmune: Vitiligo is usually considered an autoimmune problem. If you want to find out whether it is genetic, you will need to get a detailed history on family members with this problem. I am not aware of any genetic markers uncovered thus far. Nonetheless if there has been no history of such a disorder among your immediate family members within 3 generations, genetic study would be meaningless. ...Read more
Not always: The decision to do an amniocentesis in order to do karyotyping is a personal decision and carries up to a 1 in 200 miscarriage rate. The information obtained would classically be used to decide upon termination or not as there is no treatable or correctable chromosome abnormality. At 35 years old and above, the risk of a chromosome defect is 1 in 200 or greater. ...Read more
What's my chance to have normal baby if me or my husband have balanced translocation&we already had a ds baby? We didn't do karyotyping yet though
Genetic counselor: You need to have a karyotype done before you can determine your risk. It would be very important for you and your spouse to see a genetic counselor to be able to better understand your risk. ...Read more
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Yes, but...: A karyotype is an expensive test - about $2000 dollars depending on what lab it is sent. Check with your insurance to see if they require pre authorization (ie approval for the diagnosis that your doctor is using the test for). If you have the test done without pre authorization on most plans, they would not cover it, and then the patient is responsible for the fees. ...Read more
Are there karyotyping like genetic level tests to confirm if a couple is compatible & will certainly have healthy children if they plan for pregnency?
Not really: There are no guarantees of compatibility or healthy children. The best thing to do is make sure that you and your partner are healthy and get early prenatal care if she becomes pregnant. If she intends to get pregnant, have her start taking a Folic Acid supplement (found in many vitamins) before she conceives. ...Read more
For what reason antibiotics are used in preparation of media for karyotyping using giemsa banding?
What's my chance to conceive with ds baby if me or my husband have the balanced translocation in karyotyping?
When karyotyping test to be done.I just had abortion. Is it to be done just before planning for pregnancy or immediately after abortion?
Talk with your OB-GY: That is a good question. I know your ob-gyn can better answer for you. ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with t cell all last year.Her karyotyping :abnormality in t(11;14)(p13;q11.2). Is there a targetted therapy for lmo2 issues?
Unfortunately, No: The t(11;14)(p11, q13.2) translocation places the lmo2 gene under the control of the t-cell receptor promoter, driving lmo2 protein expression. Lmo2 regulates the functions of transcription factors that regulate cell fate specification like tal1 (itself frequently mutated in t-all) e2a and gata1. Essentially it acts as a scaffold for assembling a multi-protein complex that control gee expression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wife pregnancy was terminated in 3rd month and karyotyping shows chromosomal analysis of poc is found abnormal 47, --+21. Is it will solve next time ?
2 early MCs, heartbeat seen in 2nd case, no live birth, turner's synd in fetus 2nd case, karyotyping & antiphosopolipid normal. Way fwd? More tests?
Try again: Abnormal chromosome patterns are seen in many of the MC's studied, so this would not be unexpected. If both you and spouse have been karyotyped & normal, you are not carrying a translocation that would doom you both to expect MC's.Consult the clinical genetics department at Toronto Children's if you have not already and see if their is anything more they recommend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 early MCs no live birth. 32yrs. All tests normal autoimmune, antiphosopolipid, hormonal, karyotyping. Turner's in 1 fetus. Should we try again & how?
Yes: Don't give up, get followed by infertility/hi risk obstetrics doctor, at one point a medical geneticist input might be needed. For genetic / chromosomal disorders PIGD, Pre- Implantation Genetic Diagnosis can be resorted to so as not implant an embryo with a known major genetic/chromosomal disease, good luck ...Read more
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