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FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12

FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12

Fluorescence in situ hybridization, commonly known as FISH, is a molecular diagnostic technique that is used to detect and identify specific DNA sequences on chromosomes. The test uses fluorescent probes that bind to only those parts of the chromosome with which they show a high degree of sequence similarity. FISH for CEP12, also known as Trisomy 12, is a specialized test that examines the cells for an extra copy of chromosome 12. Normally, cells have two copies of each chromosome, but in Trisomy 12, there are three copies of chromosome 12.

Trisomy 12 is often associated with various types of disorders and cancers, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). The presence of an extra chromosome 12 is considered one of the most frequent chromosomal abnormalities in CLL. Knowledge of this chromosomal abnormality can be important for diagnosis, prognosis, and therapeutic strategies for patients with CLL or other disorders.


  • Test NameFISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12
  • Sample TypeBlood or Bone Marrow
  • Preparations RequiredNo specific preparations are needed for this test. However, it's important to follow any instructions your doctor gives you.
  • Report Time5 days

What is Trisomy 12?

Trisomy 12 is a chromosomal abnormality where there are three copies of chromosome 12 instead of the normal two. This can be associated with certain types of cancer, particularly chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL).

Why is the FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12 test done?

The FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12 test is primarily done to detect the presence of an extra chromosome 12 in cells. This information can be critical in diagnosing and managing diseases such as CLL.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Having Trisomy 12 means that you have an extra copy of chromosome 12. This can be associated with various disorders. In the context of CLL, it has specific implications for the disease’s prognosis and management.

The test is performed on a sample of blood or bone marrow. Fluorescent probes are used to bind to specific DNA sequences on chromosome 12, and then the sample is examined under a microscope to count the number of chromosome 12 copies.

No special preparation is needed for the test. However, it’s important to follow any instructions provided by your doctor.

Technical factors such as quality of the sample, and the procedures used in the laboratory can affect the results. Additionally, medications and underlying health conditions may also affect the results.

Trisomy 12 associated with CLL is usually not inherited. It is often acquired, meaning that it develops at some point during a person's life.

In CLL, Trisomy 12 is one of the common chromosomal abnormalities. It can have implications in the progression of the disease and is often considered when determining a prognosis.

Yes, while it is primarily used for CLL, it can also be used in the evaluation of other disorders or conditions that might be associated with an extra copy of chromosome 12.

The results of this test will be used by your doctor to make a diagnosis, predict disease progression, and potentially guide treatment options.

No, FISH is one of the most effective tests for detecting Trisomy 12, but other chromosomal analyses and genetic tests can also be used.

This test can detect Trisomy 12, which is associated with certain cancers, but additional tests and clinical evaluation are necessary for a definitive cancer diagnosis.

There is no cure for Trisomy 12 itself, but the underlying conditions associated with it, like CLL, can be managed and treated.

Yes, if you have Trisomy 12, it is advisable to consult a doctor who specializes in genetics or hematology for a comprehensive evaluation and management plan.

Yes, Trisomy 12 is considered one of the most common chromosomal abnormalities in CLL.

The genetic makeup of cells, particularly in cases of cancer, is vital in modern medicine. The FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12 test is an important tool in the diagnosis and management of diseases like CLL where chromosomal abnormalities play a role. If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with CLL or are at risk, discussing genetic testing, including the FISH for CEP12 test, with your doctor is an important step in managing the disease.

FISH for CEP12 / Trisomy 12
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