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Subtelomere screening
Short Description : SUB-TELOMERE SCREENING
Also known as : [SUB-TELOMERE SCREENING]


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Test performed by: LabPLUS - Dept. Diagnostic Genetics - Cytogenetics


Please note this test is currently being updated (including specimen type) please contact the Cytogenetic Laboratory directly (ext 2050) or NRG for details.

Chromosome Analysis-Blood(Constitutional)

This technique is used for identifying the cause of moderate to severe learning difficulties in children (Ref: Lancet (1999);354:1676-1681). It looks at chromosome rearrangements involving the telomeres, and appears to be helpful in identifying rearrangements in about 7% of children in whom other causes for their problems have been excluded.

Requests for telomere screens in the Northern Region should be made only by a member of the Clinical Genetics Department following an assessment of the child: Ph (09) 307-4949, ext 25870 or 0800 476-123

Requests received from elsewhere will be charged to the referring doctor.



Last updated at 16:22:57 08/10/2009