Indications for Cytogenetic Studies: An Update

  • Qutub H Qazi Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America
Keywords: cytogenetic studies, indications, prenatal, clinical

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/21-2-13315

Evaluation of chromosomes has now become a widely accepted diagnostic tool in many areas of clinical medicine. Many physicians appear to equate chromosome analysis with genetic diagnostics without realizing that only a fraction of genetic diseases are associated with chromosome aberrations. Moreover, cytogenetic tests are complicated, time consuming and expensive, and most laboratories have the capacity to handle only a limited number of specimens. This paper provides a list of current indications for requesting cytogenetic studies.

Author Biography

Qutub H Qazi, Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Department of Pediatrics, State University of New York, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

M.D., Ph.D.

Published
1989-04-01
Section
Review Articles