Overview

In the prenatal setting, microarray and conventional chromosome analysis is used for the investigation of fetal anomalies detected on ultrasound, high risk screening results, miscarriage and a family history of genetic conditions. Testing can be performed on CVS and amniotic fluid. For pregnancy loss, chromosome microarray or molecular karyotyping is used to investigate possible chromosomal causes of miscarriage. Microarray analysis has largely replaced conventional chromosome analysis, however chromosome analysis may still be used for the investigation of familial chromosome rearrangements.

Cost

Private patients: $527.00 (Medicare rebate $335.40) + FISH $175 (no rebate)

Non-Medicare patients: $527.00 + FISH $175 (no rebate)

Reporting time

Prenatal diagnosis 8-12 days

POC/Pregnancy loss 3-4 weeks

Contacts

P: 1300 118 247
E: [email protected]

Specimen Requirements

Amniotic fluid: 15-20 ml

CVS: 10-20 mg

POC/pregnancy loss: fresh tissue in sterile saline/transport media

Notes

Contact the Lab for collection vessels and transport requirements.

Rapid aneuploidy FISH testing can be performed on CVS and amniocentesis samples, if requested. Results are usually available within one business day of receipt.

Advanced notification is required for prenatal DNA testing for specific disorders.
P: 1300 118 247
F: 8341 6366.