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What are the tests for edwards syndrome?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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In brief: Chromosome test

The usual test is called a karyotype.
Blood cells (white cells) are obtained from the patient and the chromosomes are counted under a microscope. If there is an extra chromosome 18 then the patient has edwards syndrome or trisomy 18. This test can be done after the baby is born or it can be done in utero by amniocentesis (amniotic fluid taken from the uterus is tested).

In brief: Chromosome test

The usual test is called a karyotype.
Blood cells (white cells) are obtained from the patient and the chromosomes are counted under a microscope. If there is an extra chromosome 18 then the patient has edwards syndrome or trisomy 18. This test can be done after the baby is born or it can be done in utero by amniocentesis (amniotic fluid taken from the uterus is tested).
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
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