Routine Chromosome Analysis


Karyotyping is the traditional method of chromosome analysis. The test can be performed on a sample of blood, bone marrow, amniotic fluid, or tissue. The specimen is grown in tissue culture in the laboratory; and then the cells are harvested, chromosomes are stained, and viewed under the microscope. Abnormalities can be identified through the number of chromosomes or arrangement of chromosomal material.

Please refer to the Cytogenetics Form when ordering routine chromosome studies.

Chromosome Analysis- Prenatal-Amniotic Fluid

Chromosome Analysis-Blood

Chromosome Analysis-Bone Marrow

Chromosome Analysis-Tissue

Chromosome Analysis-Tumor


The standard cytogenetic methodology utilized in this analysis does not routinely detect small rearrangements, microdeletions, and low level mosaicism.





Contact Information
Genetics Laboratory
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1122 NE 13 Street, Suite 1400, Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-3589 |Fax: (405) 271-7117 Email: Dr. Shibo Li



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