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Cytogenetic Testing (karyotyping) can e done on various body tissues in prenatal or postnatal life.
Numerical or structural abnormalities can lead to various phenotytic abnormalities.
Different strategies are being devised to screen populations of pregnant mothers to help identify those at potential risk of a genetically abnormal fetus, targeting tham for invasive diagnostic procedures if needed.
FISH technique is used to detect numerical as well as minor structural rearrangements on all the above tissues as per the indication.
Currently it is available for fetal aneuploidy, micro deletion syndromes and oncology.
Medical genetics plays an important role in all aspects of medical practice : prevention, screening, diagnosis, and management.
About 60 % of pregnancy lossed, 2-3 % of all neonates and 50 % of childhood deafness, blindness, mental retardation and 1 to 10 % of all malignancies are directly due to genetic factors.