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Also known as: FISH testing, congenital blood test, cytogenetic testing.
The FISH (fluorescent in situ hybridization) test is a blood test that “maps” the genetic material (passed from parent to child during maternal fertilization) in a child’s cells looking particularly for gene abnormalities which can give rise to developmental delays, autism, mental retardation and other rare genetic disorders that sometimes occur at birth.
A small amount of blood is drawn in the usual way from a child’s vein and sent to a Genetics laboratory for testing.
No special preparation is needed for this test.
There are slight risks of infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling or damage to nearby structures when the blood is drawn.
Reviewed by: Jack Wolfsdorf, MD, FAAP
This page was last updated on: March 26, 2019 12:26 PM