The karyotyping facility was set up
to carry out genetic diagnosis at the chromosomal level for conditions like
recurrent miscarriages, male and female infertility, mental retardation, and
other miscellaneous syndromic and non syndromic cases. The lab is equipped with
advanced karyotyping equipment and software.
While GTG banding is the routinely
practiced technique, we also use advanced techniques like Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH), performed
using different probes like Whole Chromosome Paints (WCP), Locus Specific
Identifier (LSI), and Multicolour Fluorescence probes (M-FISH), to detect genetic defects
at the chromosomal level.