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Genetic techniques

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Chromosome Analysis (Karyotyping) - Lab Tests Online AU

To detect abnormalities, in order to help diagnose genetic diseases, some birth defects and certain haematologic and lymphoid disordersWhen pregnancy screening tests are abnormal; when signs of a chromosomal abnormality-associated disorder are present; when a specific abnormality has been detected in a family member; sometimes when a person has leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplasia or another cancer and an acquired chromosome abnormality is suspectedA blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm; a sample of or chorionic villus from a pregnant woman; a or tissue sample Chromosome analysis or karyotyping is a test that evaluates the number and structure of a person's in order to detect abnormalities

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Amniocentesis Test | myVMC

Amniocentesis is a procedure which involves draining a small amount of amniotic fluid which contains fetal cells. Amniocentesis is used to diagnose chromosomal abnormalities such as Down's Syndrome and hereditary conditions such as muscular dystrophy.

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Scientists - Lab Tests Online AU

Introduction to a series of articles developed to provide a behind the scenes look at clinical laboratories.

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Genetic testing for hereditary diseases information | myVMC

Genetic testing involves analysing a person's DNA. It can be used to assess their risk of hereditary (genetic) conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

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Genetic testing for inherited cancer

A predisposition to certain cancers can be inherited via altered genes. Genetic testing aims to detect a genetic alteration that might increase the chances of a person developing a particular cancer. This testing is available to some families with a high risk of a genetic predisposition to certain cancers.

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Genetic testing for disability in children | Raising Children Network

Genetic testing looks for gene abnormalities. If theres the chance of a genetic condition in your family, doctors might recommend genetic testing.

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Clinical genetic testing - Lab Tests Online AU

Introduction to a series of articles developed to provide a behind the scenes look at clinical laboratories.

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Genetic testing - Lab Tests Online AU

Introduction to a series of articles developed to provide a behind the scenes look at clinical laboratories.

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Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Genetic Testing: A Statement from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) | National Health and Medical Research Council

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PCR (polymerase chain reaction) information | myVMC

PCR is a technique for rapidly reproducing genetic material contained in DNA, so that sufficient quantities are available for laboratory testing.

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