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Laboratory Victorian Clinical Genetics Services : Reproductive Genetic Testing, Genetics & Genomics, and Biochemical Genetic Laboratories - VIC
Test Name Interphase FISH analysis
Genes Tested Please refer to the test description
Test Description Interphase Flourescent In-situ Hybridisation or FISH, is a technique used to determine if a pregnancy is at risk of having one of the common trisomies like Down syndrome (trisomy 21). The test can be used on CVS or amniotic fluid. Targeting uncultures cells meaning interphase FISH can provide: rapid results (usually within 24 hours); is useful in the investigation of mosaicism; can be used for the detection of balanced and un balanced rearrangements; can be used for some microdeletion syndrome and known familial genetic conditions
Method FISH
Test Type Cytogenetic
Comment Interphase FISH is always followed up with either a conventional karyotype or a molecular karyotype depending on the clinical indication and the FISH result obtained.
Test Accreditation Included In NATA Scope
Clinical Context Prenatal test
Sample Required Amniotic fluid: 15-20 ml, CVS: 10-20 mg
Turn Around Time 24-48 hours
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 03/07/2017 11:51:11 AM