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Chromosome Analysis - Tissue
Cancer Cytogenetic Studies
Test Information: Confirmation of Clinical Diagnosis
Test Details
Test Code: 8800
Technical Information
Methodology: Chromosome Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Cytogenetics
Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy <12 weeks gestation - Identifiable Fetal Parts
Requirements: Collect 5 cubic millimeters of sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.


Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy <12 weeks gestation - Placenta
Requirements: Collect 10 cubic millimeters Placenta from fetal side near the site of cord insertion. Place sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.



Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy >12 weeks gestation - Lung or Kidney
Requirements: Collect 5 cubic millimeters of Lung or Kidney. Place sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.



Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy >12 weeks gestation - Placenta
Requirements: Collect 10 cubic millimeters Placenta from fetal side near the site of cord insertion. Place sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.


Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy >12 weeks gestation - Skin
Requirements: Collect 5 cubic millimeters of Skin from a central location (eg. Buttock or Upper Thigh) rather than from a distal location (eg. Foot) to enhance cell viability. Place sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.


Specimen Type: Product of Conception/Autopsy >12 weeks gestation - Unclotted Cord or Cardiac Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in both Sodium Heparin (green-top) tube(s) and an EDTA (purple-top) tube(s) and send 3-5 cc (Adults/Children) or 1-2 cc (Infant< 2 years).
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.



Specimen Type: Skin Biopsy
Requirements: Collect 5 cubic millimeters of Skin from a central location (eg. Buttock or Upper Thigh) rather than from a distal location (eg. Foot) to enhance cell viability. Place sample in a separate sterile container with RPMI media. In the absence of RPMI media, place sample in a sterile container with a small amount of sterile saline. Never place samples in formalin or other fixative.
Shipping Conditions: Ship at room temperature in an insulated container by overnight courier. Do not heat or freeze. Sample must arrive within 48 hrs.


Turn Around Time: 28 days
Billing Information
List Price: $910.00 *Institutional discounts may apply, please call.
CPT Codes: 88262x1, 88233x1, 88291x1


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