Amnio-PCR, Chromosome X, Y, 13, 18,and 21 Abnormalities


Conventional karyotyping of cultured amniocytes and CVS mesenchyme is a reliable, cost-effective and accurate means of prenatal genetic diagnosis for a wide range of chromosome abnormalities. However, a draw back is the delay of up to three weeks needed for cell culture prior to analysis which may pose difficult clinical and psychological problems. Amnio-PCR by constitutes a revolutionary molecular method that allows rapid yet reliable prenatal diagnosis of targeted foetal chromosome disorders. Amnio-PCR offers the following advantages: Requires a small volume of amniotic fluid, it is applicable to a wide range of pregnancies (12 to 34 week-gestation), provides rapid and defenitive results of common chromosomal defects within 48 Hrs and is highly accurate; 99.8% of pregnancy outcomes are correctly identified by Amnio-PCR.


The quantitative fluorescent polymerase chain reaction (QF-PCR) Amnio-PCR allows the rapid diagnosis of the most common chromosome (X, Y, 13, 18 and 21) abnormalities.

Sample Type, Quantity & Conditions

5 ml Amniotic Fluid Room Temperature

Special Precautions

Discard first 2 mL of fluid aspirated to avoid maternal cell contamination. Specimen is collected in a 20 mL sterile syringe and transferred aseptically to sterile tubes to be transported to the lab. Storage Instructions: Maintain specimen at room temperature.

Normal Range

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