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Laboratory Victorian Clinical Genetics Services : Reproductive Genetic Testing, Genetics & Genomics, and Biochemical Genetic Laboratories - VIC
Test Name Interphase FISH Test (postnatal)
Genes Tested Please refer to the test description
Test Description Interphase Flourescent In-situ Hybridisation or FISH, is a technique use in the paediatric setting to provide rapid results for the detection of chromosomal trisomies like Down syndrome (trisomy 21). FISH may also be used for urgent microdeletion syndrome confirmation and to diagnose certain classes of paediatric cancers. Interphase FISH is a useful technique because it uses uncultures cells, meaning it can provide rapid test turn aoround times (usually within 24-48 hours).
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 Lithium Heparin Blood (no gel), Adults/ Children: 5 ml, Infants: 1-2 ml, Neonates: 0.5-1 ml
Turn Around Time Results available the next business day, if received before 3pm.
Medicare Rebate No Medicare rebate
Pathology Test Last Edit Date 03/07/2017 11:51:11 AM