Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
Welcome to IVF
-What is FISH?
FISH Benefits
FISH (Fluorescence in situ hybridization) is a comparatively new molecular cytogenetic technique. It is a rapid, reliable and useful test that is available in only a few centres in India. FISH is mainly used to detect common aneuploidies like trisomy or monosomy of chromosomes 21, 18 or 13, sex chromosome abnormalities like Turner(XO) or Klinefelter (XXY) syndrome and mosaicism where there is a mixture of normal and abnormal cells. This test is gaining importance in a variety of cases ranging from prenatal diagnosis to cancer. The test result is available in 1-2 days as tissue culture to obtain chromosomes is not required. There is no risk of a culture failure due to contamination or inadequate sample size.