Cancer Chromosome Microarray


Cancer Chromosome Microarray

What is Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Chromosome Microarray?

Single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chromosome microarray (CMA) is a molecular cytogenetic technology that is capable of evaluating areas of the human genome. It is especially useful for detecting slight genomic variations. SNP array looks for gains or losses of chromosome segments at a higher resolution than traditional karyotyping. Due to small size, many DNA imbalances may not be detected by standard cytogenetics.

What Can Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Chromosome Microarray Detect?

Single nucleotide polymorphism chromosome microarray is capable of identifying marker chromosomes. The importance of marker chromosomes varies due to structural abnormality. In addition to identifying marker chromosomes, SNP array can detect some cases of mosaicism and aneuploidy.

Cancer Chromosome Microarray Test

The performance characteristics of this test, including sensitivity and specificity, have been determined by Nashville based laboratory, Genetics Associates. All results are interpreted by board certified and Tennessee licensed cytogenetic directors at our laboratory, who are available to discuss results and offer clinical advice. Contact us to learn more about this test.