A karyotype is an individual’s collection of chromosomes. The term also refers to a laboratory technique that produces an image of an individual’s chromosomes. The karyotype is used to look for abnormal numbers or structures of chromosomes.
Karyotyping should be considered in cases of ambiguous external sexual characteristics, suspected congenital abnormalities, or unexplained infertility
A normal test result will show 46 chromosomes. Two of these 46 chromosomes are sex chromosomes, which determine the sex of the person being tested, and 44 of them are autosomes. The autosomes are unrelated to determining the sex of the person being tested. Females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X chromosome and one Y chromosome.
This test is prescribed based on the recommendation of a doctor and we will perform it in a certified laboratory as needed.