Chromosome 1p36 deletion syndrome is a congenital genetic
disorder that affects approximately 1 in 5,000 to 1 in
10,000 children born. Chromosome 1p36 deletion syndrome
can also be called "monosomy 1p36".
People normally have two copies of this chromosome. Chromosome
1 is the largest human chromosome and represents
about 8 percent of the total DNA in cells. The "p" stands
for the short arm of the chromosome or the 'petite' arm.
'36' is the location of the deletion on chromosome 1.
There is no definite answer to what problems a child
with 1p36 deletion syndrome will have. However it has
been found that the majority of children with 1p36 deletion
syndrome have problems with developmental
delay. The range of how delayed the child can vary from
severly delayed to just mildly delayed.
Methodology: Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) Analysis
Purpose: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis
ICD-10 Code: Q93.89
Test Requisition: Cytogenetics Requisition
Turn-around-time: 7-10 days