All sorts of things can go wrong in a chromosome. You can have a piece missing, a piece extra, or a piece in the wrong place. When this happens it can cause problems to your health.
Here we try to explain the main parts of the chromosome very simply…we hope that this might help you to understand your test results better when you receive them.
Ask you consultant for a copy of your karyotype test result (or dig out that letter from when you first received your diagnosis) and then use our new simple tool to help you understand what your test result actually means for you.