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Oncology cytogenetics identifies acquired genetic changes that assist in the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of cancer, and in the assessment of remission, disease progression and relapse.
Conventional G-banded karyotype (chromosome analysis)
Fluorescent in-situ hybridisation (FISH)
Genome-wide chromosome microarray (molecular karyotype)
FISH: 1-5 days
G-banded karyotype: 1-2 weeks
Microarray: 2-4 weeks
G-banded karyotype/microarray: $527/sample
FISH:$200/probe (eg precursor B-ALL 4 probe panel = $800
Sodium heparin - 2-5 mL
Lithium heparin blood
Blood can replace bone marrow where there is greater than 2.5x106 circulating blasts per mL
Less than 12 months of age: 1 mL
Over 12 months: 1-5 mL
G-banded karyotype - fresh tissue
Microarray - fresh or frozen tissue
FISH - tumour imprint slides
Please contact oncology cytogenetics.
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