Bone Marrow & Leukemic Blood Chromosome Analysis
What Is Bone Marrow & Leukemic Blood Chromosome Analysis?
Blood Chromosome Analysis, also known as karotyping, is a useful cytogenetic technique that can detect certain disorders of the blood and lymphatic systems. When the test is used to detect these types of diseases, it is accomplished by collecting a blood or bone marrow sample.
Bone marrow and leukemic blood samples that contain spontaneously dividing cells usually are cultured short-term without mitogens. Some specimens with B-cell lymphoma conditions are stimulated with mitogens. Chromosome analysis of the dividing cells is useful in the diagnosis and classification of hematological malignancies. Hematological malignancies are tumors that specifically affect the blood, bone marrow, or lymph system.
Genetics Associates Bone Marrow & Leukemic Blood Chromosome Analysis
If you would like to learn more about the Bone Marrow & Leukemic Blood Chromosome Analyses test offered by Genetics Associates, please contact us today. Our cytogenetic laboratory is located in Nashville, TN, but our services are available in other states as well.