Conventional chromosome analysis is used for the investigation of inviduals or couples experiencing recurrent pregnancy loss or infertility, or for known familial chromosome rearrangements.
Private patients: $452 (Medicare rebate $305.15)
Non private patients: $305.15 (bulk billed to Medicare)
Non Medicare patients: $452
Routine analysis: 2-3 weeks
Urgent: 5-7 days
Lithium heparin blood (no gel): Adults/Children: 5 ml
Infants: 1-2 ml
Neonates: 0.5-1 ml
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.