R310 Robertsonian translocation / Karyotyping


In animals, karyotyping is performed to identify chromosomal abnormalities. These abnormalities reduce the fertility because the chromosomes do not match in new embryos. A new translocation originates in one percent of all animals.

In cattle, this specific test identifies a frequent Robertsonian Translocation 1/29 in several breeds. In this particular case, chromosomes 1 and 29 fuse to result in one chromosome instead of two.

Test specific information

Special requirements are in place for karyotyping. Please contact VHL prior to submitting a sample for this test.


The genetic factor is continuously present, and will always be visible.

Turn Around Time

The turn-around-time of a test depends to a large extent on the logistics of sample transportation to the laboratory. After receiving the sample at the test location, you can normally expect the result within 10 working days. A longer delivery time applies to tests carried out by a Partner Lab.

Location of disease or trait

The chromosomal variation is present in the whole body.

Breed dependence

For this test samples from all breeds are accepted.

Sample type

For this DNA test we accept the following materials: Lithium Heparin blood, Sodium Heparin blood. Please contact Dr. Van Haeringen Laboratorium if you wish to submit other material as listed.


The result of a karyotype shows, if a detectable chromosomal abnormality is present.


Chromsomal abnormalities can be inherited to the next generation.

Severity of Disease


Code R310

Robertsonian translocation / Karyotyping

€ 100,73 (excl. VAT)