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Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood

Overview Brief

Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test helps in the diagnosis of Leukemia, its type, and monitor the efficiency of the treatment for Leukemia.  [1]

What is Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test?

The Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test is Chromosome analysis is a cytogenetic test that charts the 46 chromosomes in cells to examine any alterations in the arrangement, size, or number (which includes deletions or translocations) that are related with leukemia.  [1]

Why is the Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test suggested?

Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test is suggested in case of: [1]

  • Feeling exhausted.
  • Inexplicable loss of weight or appetite.
  • Shortness of breath during regular physical activity.
  • Pale skin.
  • Pain or ache on the upper left side of the stomach (caused by an enlarged spleen).
  • Night Sweats.
  • Bleeding easily.

 In the Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test the leukemia-related symptoms differ according to the kind of leukemia.

How is the Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood performed?

Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test is performed by drawing blood from the veins. However, your doctor might suggest any other non-laboratory tests as well. [1]

 What are the parameters measured in the Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood?

Irregular levels of white blood cells and unusually low red blood cell or platelet counts can point towards leukemia.

Preparation before performing Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test

No preparation is required in case of Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test.

Post-care after Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test

Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood test is a simple procedure. No special care is required to post the sample for testing has been given.  A bandage may be required as blood

is drawn.

 Sample types in Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood

A blood sample is drawn.

Side effects/risks of Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood

Chromosome Analysis, Leukemic Blood is a simple lab test. There are no side effects or risks of undergoing the test.

However, there might be a slight pain when the needle is inserted. [1]

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