Overview

Conventional chromosome analysis is used for the investigation of inviduals or couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility, or for known familial chromosome rearrangements.

Category

Cost

Private patients: $452 (Medicare rebate $305.15)

Non private patients: $305.15 (bulk billed to Medicare)

Non Medicare patients: $452

Reporting time

Routine analysis: 2-3 weeks

Urgent: 5-7 days

Contacts

David Francis

Phone (03) 8341 6258 (Lab)

Phone (03) 8341 6282 (Direct)

Specimen Requirements

Lithium heparin blood (no gel): Adults/Children: 5 ml

Infants: 1-2 ml

Neonates: 0.5-1 ml

Notes

This test is recommended for infertility investigations including recurrrent miscarriage and neonates with possible Down syndrome (Trisomy 21). See molecular karyotyping (microarray analysis) for developmental delay/ autism/ congenital malformation referrals. A conventional chromosome analysis cannot be performed at the same time as a microarray analysis due to Medicare constraints. Contact Lab for details.