MetaSystems proudly announces the opening of our first subsidiary in the Southern hemisphere. The new office is located in Buenos Aires, Argentina and bears the name MetaSystems Latinoamérica SAS (MetaSystems LatAm). The foundation has been the response to the growing demand on technical knowledge and 'know how' experienced in the last years all over the Latin American territories. MetaSystems LatAm takes care for the organization of sales, support, and customer relation activities in all countries in Latin America. It will manage distributor companies and contacts in the region, and it will facilitate communication between end-users, distributors and headquarters in Germany.
XA 13 / 21
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- 100 µl (10 Tests)
The XA 13/21 mix of specific probes allows detecting copy number variations for chromosomes 13 and 21. The green labeled probe hybridizes to a region at 13q14 including the RB1 locus and the orange labeled probe hybridizes to a region at 21q22 including the DSCR4 (Down syndrome critical region 4).
Probe map details based on UCSC Genome Browser GRCh37/hg19. Map components not to scale.
Numerical aberrations of autosomes 13, 18, 21, and sex chromosomes X and Y account for 95 % of birth defects in newborns. FISH applied to uncultured amniocytes provides a method to identify those aberrations much faster than conventional chromosome analysis. It has become a standard to provide preliminary results for the detection of anomalies in less than 12 hours.
Duplications of chromosome bands q22.13-q22.2 have been shown to define the smallest region implicated in the causation of Down syndrome. Trisomy 13 syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder in which all or a portion of chromosome 13 appears three times (trisomy). Based on molecular results a region from 13q14-13qter has been found to be critically involved in Patau syndrome.
Two green (2G) and two orange (2O) signals.
Three green (3G) and two orange (2O) signals.
Two green (2G) and three orange (3O) signals.
- Bryndorf et al (1996) Am J Hum Genet 59:918-926
- Tepperberg et al (2001) Prenat Diagn 21:293-301
- Stumm et al (2006) Cytogenet Genome Res 114:296-301