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High-resolution chromosome studies

Definition(s)

Analysis of the number and structure of the chromosomes when cell division has been arrested and the chromosomes stained at an early stage (pro-metaphase) of mitosis. The chromosomes of a high resolution study appear longer and reveal 700-1200 bands, allowing more detailed analysis of the chromosome structure, as opposed to the typical 300-600 bands observed with routine metaphase banding.

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See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: July 7, 2014