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At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
To detect chromosome abnormalities, thus to help diagnose genetic diseases, some birth defects, and certain disorders of the blood and lymphatic system
When to Get Tested?
When pregnancy screening tests are abnormal; whenever signs of a chromosomal abnormality-associated disorder are present; as indicated to detect chromosomal abnormalities in a person and/or detect a specific abnormality in family members; sometimes when a person has leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, myelodysplasia or another cancer and an acquired chromosome abnormality is suspected
Test Preparation Needed?