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Barr body analysis

Barr body analysis

Barr body analysis: The Barr body analysis is used to identify a DNA mass (Barr body) from one of the X chromosomes (the inactive X chromosome). Females have one Barr body and males have no Barr bodies.

Barr body analysis: Other Names

Other names for Barr body analysis include:

  • Sex chromatin body
  • Chromatin-positive body

Diseases Associated with Barr body analysis

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Barr body analysis:

  • Turner's syndrome (XO female with no Barr body)
  • Klinefelter's syndrome (XXY male with Barr body)

Basic Information: Barr body analysis

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Barr body analysis' may be involved.

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