Amniotic cells karyotype

Amniotic cells karyotype can identify numerical and structural chromosomal abnormalities, as well as rearrangements in all autosomal and sex chromosomes of the fetus during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy.

Indications for prenatal chromosomal testing are:

  • Advanced maternal age (>35 years)
  • Abnormal serum or ultrasound findings
  • Previous pregnancy with chromosomal abnormality
  • Parent carrying a balanced chromosomal translocation
  • Abnormal Non Invasive Prenatal Screening (NIPT) result consistent with chromosomal aneuploidy

Method: Amniotic fluid cell culture (G-banding).

Sample type: Amniotic fluid in Universal type sterile tubes.

Time to result: 3 weeks