Chromosome Analysis vs. Chromosomal Microarray

In a rapidly advancing field, selecting the appropriate genetic tests can be a challenging task. Chromosome analysis, which was once the preferred genetic test for a wide variety of congenital abnormalities, is now one of the most frequently mis-ordered genetic tests at Mayo Medical Laboratories. Chromosomal microarray has largely replaced chromosome analysis for most clinical indications. This webinar will outline the differences in technologies and the appropriate use of each test.


Video length: 58 minutes


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Erik Thorland, Ph.D., FACMG
Director, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

McKinsey Goodenberger, M.S. C.G.C.

McKinsey Goodenberger, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Cytogenetics Laboratory
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Intended audience

Pediatricians, neurologists, OB/GYN providers, pathologists, laboratory directors, maternal-fetal medicine specialists, and laboratory send-out coordinators.

Faculty disclosure

Course director(s), planning committee, faculty, and all others who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Safeguards against commercial bias have been put in place. Faculty members also will disclose any off-label and/or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentations. Disclosure of this information will be published in course materials so those participants in the activity may formulate their own judgments regarding the presentations.

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