What insurance plans do you accept?

We accept all insurance plans and will work with the patient to help secure the maximum possible reimbursement for their testing.

What is the cost of a microarray?

Please call 949.753.0624 option 2 for our Billing Department.

What is microarray testing?

The human body contains genetic information that is bundled into packages called chromosomes. Genetic information within each chromosome tells a person’s body how to grow and develop. Changes in the amount of genetic information, such as extra or missing pieces of a chromosome, may cause medical conditions such as birth defects, delays in early development, learning difficulties, autism or other health issues.

What Is Amniocentesis?

Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and protects a baby during pregnancy. This fluid is produced by the baby and contains cells and various chemicals that can be studied by different techniques. Amniocentesis is a procedure that involves withdrawing a small amount of this fluid for testing purposes. A thin needle is inserted through the abdomen, and an amount of approximately two tablespoons of amniotic fluid is removed. Amniocentesis is typically performed between the 16th and 20th week of pregnancy, however, it can also be performed later in the pregnancy. Some women say that amniocentesis is not at all painful, while others may feel pressure or cramping during the procedure. Most women are able to return to their usual activities within 24 hours. The most common type of testing performed on amniotic fluid is a study of the baby’s chromosomes. Chromosomes are the structures that contain all of our genetic information; information that guides our body’s growth and development. Changes to the amount of genetic information can cause medical conditions such as birth defects, delays in development, learning difficulties, autism and other health issues. One type of genetic test, called a chromosomal microarray analysis, can detect many types of chromosome abnormalities, including very small changes to the chromosomes that may not be detected by other standard tests, like a routine karyotype.

 

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