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Chromosomal Microarray

Ensuring a healthy and successful pregnancy

What is Chromosomal Microarray

Chromosomal microarray is a genetic test that detects small and large genetic changes in a person’s DNA. It can identify deletions, duplications, and other abnormalities on a person’s chromosomes that may be associated with various genetic disorders and conditions.

Indicators of Chromosomal Microarray

Chromosomal microarray can be considered as a diagnostic test when there is suspicion of a genetic disorder or chromosomal abnormality based on various indicators, including but not limited to:

  • Developmental delays or intellectual disabilities in children
  • Congenital anomalies or birth defects
  • Family history of chromosomal abnormalities
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Family history of cancer

It is important to consult with our team to determine if chromosomal microarray testing is appropriate based on an individual’s specific medical and family history.

Benefits of Chromosomal Microarray

Chromosomal microarray (CMA) testing offers several benefits compared to traditional cytogenetic tests such as karyotyping:

  • Higher resolution
  • Increased diagnostic yield
  • Faster results
  • More targeted testing: CMA can be tailored to focus on specific chromosomal regions of interest, allowing for targeted analysis of known disease-associated genes or regions.
  • Improved genetic counselling

Why Viafet

  • First laboratory who implemented CMA since 2007
  • Reported many publications using CMA in diagnosis genetic diseases 
  • Fast Turnaround time 
  • Provide genetic counselling to understand the benefit of CMA

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