Can diseases be detected by karyotype?

Through karyotype, different alterations can be detected and health problems related to the number of chromosomes can be diagnosed. Mainly these are syndromes caused by the lack or excess of some chromosome, such as Down syndrome, Edwards...

During pregnancy, prenatal diagnosis aims to detect markers that indicate that the fetus may have some kind of pathology. When a high risk is established from this study, fetal karyotype analysis is indicated to rule out this type of problem.

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