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Definition of Clinical cytogenetics

Clinical cytogenetics: The application of chromosome analysis to clinical medicine. For example, clinical cytogenetic testing is done to look for an extra chromosome 21 in a child who is suspected of having Down syndrome.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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