CYTOGENETICS


Cytogenetics is a branch of genetics that is concerned with the study of the structure and function of the cell, especially the chromosomes in health and disease.

When is it used?

Genetic studies are an important laboratory diagnostic procedure in

  • Neonates and Pediatric: Common indications are Ambiguous genitalia, Delayed Development, Mental retardation, autism, Dysmorphism, single gene disorders, Microdeletion syndromes, muscular, Dystrophies, suspected metabolic disorders, System or organ involvement like Congenital heart disease, Deafness, Blindness and many more.
  • Pubertal and adults: Common indications are amenorrhea under developed secondary sexual characters, abnormal USG or other investigations such as low or abnormal sperm count, Members of high ethnic group, Infertility and patients on artificial reproductive techniques, repeated abortions, consanguinity and many more.
  • Prenatal diagnosis: common indications are abnormal maternal serum test (Double marker/Triple marker/Quadruple), Advanced maternal age, previous baby or family history of chromosomal /genetic abnormality or Birth defect, abnormal Ultrasound and many more.
  • Cancer Genetics: Genetic test are also useful in study, treatment and follow up of patients with malignancies and hematological disorders.

Genetic Counseling services:

Medicure Plus is the only lab in India to offer Genetic Counselling services to its customers. It is an education and training initiative which aims to spread knowledge about genetic aspects of illness in terms of risk analysis, presence of heritable disorder or of chances of passing it to their unborn offspring with following principle elements: diagnostic and clinical aspects, documentation of family and pedigree information, recognition of inheritance patterns risk estimation, scientific communication and empathy in those seen, information on available options and further measures, support in decision making and discussion on cost effectiveness.

Genetic counselling can be offered to large number of genetic disorders for different conditions and different age groups.

  • Pre-conceptional, prenatal Genetic Counselling
  • Postnatal (paediatric,pubertal,adults) Genetic Counselling
  • Premarital Genetic Counselling

Tissues used for analysis:

Blood, Bone Marrow, Amniotic fluid, CVS, Cord blood, Abortus material (POC – products of conception)

Techniques Employed:

It includes routine analysis of G-banded chromosomes, other cytogenetic banding and staining techniques, as well as molecular cytogenetics such as Fluorescent in situ Hybridization (FISH) and comparative genome hybridization. New techniques allow for increased resolution of chromosome banding patterns, permitting differentiation of a greater number of abnormalities.

Techniques & Automation:

Conventional G- Banding & High Resolution Banding

C- Banding,Q-Banding, AgNOR staining

Stress/ Breakage studies

FISH – Fluorescence in-situ hybridisation

Automated systems for identification of metaphase & interphases cells.

Why Medicure Plus?

We are equipped with the latest US FDA approved automations and infrastructure, CE marked reagents, updated with advanced and newest technologies and armed with a team of experts who bring to the table a world of experience.

Special features:

A team of Geneticists and senior scientists available on telephone for any queries right from sample selection to report discussion.

Highly qualified and experienced Clinical Geneticist available for clinical correlation, interpretation of report, and Genetic Counselling.


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Special Services

Home Services

Medicure Plus provides a dependable and convenient service of blood tests at your home/office. It is not just a service but a comforting privilege in which medically equipped crew members attend to you at your residence and collect the required test samples. Medicure Plus observes high standards of practice and is proud to extend this convenience to our clients.

Online Reports

The reports of most of the tests are available on the same day and can also be accessed anywhere, anytime through the hospital’s website.All patient/client reports are now available online for a period of one year from the test date. You can login with your details (sent to you by SMS) using the relevant link and view/download all your test reports.

Privilege Membership

Announcing a privilege program for the valued customers of Medicure Plus. Our Privilege Health program gives access to a world of benefits. Our Privilege Health Card gives you and your family access each time they use any of our services, they will get discounts.To know more about the our privileg membership progam please contact us.