• What does a FISH report tell you?

    Asked by downbutnotout on Monday, April 29, 2013

    What does a FISH report tell you?

    Has anyone heard of this type of report? I haven't found anything on it yet, heard the doctor talking about it. I should have asked him.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      Downbutnotout,
      FISH is a genetic test and it stands for Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization. What it does is give researchers a way to visualize and map genetic material in an individuals cells including specific genes or a portion of genes. The test is important in the aid of understanding chromosomal abnormalities or other genetic mutations. The best part of it is that it does not have to be done on rapidly dividing cells. I hope this answers your question, Carm RN.

      about 4 years ago
    • downbutnotout's Avatar
      downbutnotout

      WOW! This stuff may find an answer to cancer someday. Thanks carm, that sounds promising, we have to have hope.

      about 4 years ago
    • carm's Avatar
      carm

      YES...H.O.P.E. Hold On....Pain Ends. Maybe sooner than imagined. Carm RN.

      about 4 years ago

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