Recent changes for Microarray
RPMI not necessary however if added will not affect test.
EDTA or Salivary kit are the required samples. For product of conception (POC) see "Cytogentics - Products of Conception"
Public (Northern Health request form): No charge
Non-Medicare patients: $510.40 - $589.90
Microarray and Fragile X testing can be performed on one EDTA specimen
Adult-child: 5ml EDTA
Infant: 0.5-1.0ml EDTA
A chromosome microarray is a powerful tool used to look at sub microscopic changes in our genetic information that may impact health or development. Microarray is considered the gold standard test for the investigation of intellectual disability and developmental and behavioural concerns such as autism spectrum disorders and congenital malformations.
Please note, a conventional chromosome analysis or specific Prader-Willi/Angelman syndrome test can not be performed at the same time as a microarray analysis due to Medicare constraints.
A conventional chromosome analysis is recommended for neonates with suspected trisomy eg. Down syndrome.
Please see link below for external laboratory requirements
Routine analysis: 2-3 weeks
Urgent: 8-10 days
Phone (03) 8341 6258 (Lab)
Phone (03) 8341 6282 (direct)