Barr test

Definition

noun

A test done to determine the gender based on the presence of Barr body in non-dividing cell from the buccal smear.


Supplement

The presence of Barr bodies on the cell from a smear sample indicates femaleness whereas their absence indicates maleness. This test was previously used in the International Olympic Committee Medical Commission in 1968. This test later was replaced by PCR test.


Synonym: buccal smear sex test

See also: Barr body


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



This page was last modified on 14 December 2009, at 10:58. This page has been accessed 4,141 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link