Article Abstract

Spectral karyotyping: an unique technique for the detection of complex genomic rearrangements in leukemia

Authors: Bo Guo, Xiaoping Han, Zhanhe Wu, Wanming Da, Hongli Zhu


Spectral karyotyping (SKY) is a novel cytogenetic technique, has been developed to unambiguously display and identify all 24 humans chromosomes at one time without a priori knowledge of any abnormalities involved. SKY can discern the aberrations that can’t be detected very well by conventional banding technique and Fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH). So SKY is hyper accurate, hypersensitive, and hyper intuitionist. We will review the elements and application of SKY in leukemia.