Glossary Term:

Title

cytogenetics

Phonetic

<b>sy</b>-toe-juh-<b>NET</b>-icks

Description

tests that look for abnormal changes (mutations) in whole chromosomes. Also called chromosome analysis, it is one of many different types of genetic tests available today. It is often done on bone marrow samples in patients with leukemia. See also bone marrow, chromosome, mutation, genetic testing.