The determination of the human karyotype, i.e., the determination of the chromosomal set of an individual, is a fundamental genetic examination that all our clients undergo. Some people may, without knowing it, have an abnormal chromosomal set. This can be a cause of infertility, repeated miscarriages, or the birth of a child with developmental defects
Who is the test suitable for?
For all couples who are planning to have a baby now or in the future.
Health insurance covers karyotype testing for couples with a medical indication. More detailed information on prices can be found in our price list.
How it works
We first take a sample of your blood. We examine that in the cytogenetics laboratory to determine your chromosome count and then sort the chromosomes by size and characteristic bands into a single set. This process is called karyotyping. You will know the results in about 2-3 weeks after the blood sample is taken.