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Baylor Genetics Laboratories
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Chromosome Analysis - Blood
chromosomes | chromosome analysis | karyotype
Test Information: Confirmation of clinical diagnosis

Product of Conception(POC) tests should be requested using the Cytogenetics - Products of Conception Requisition
Test Details
Test Code: 8600
Technical Information
Methodology: Standard methodology is used for G-banded chromosome Analysis
Sample & Shipping Information
Test Requisition: Cytogenetics
Specimen Type: Blood
Requirements: Draw blood in a Sodium Heparin* (green-top) tube(s) and send 3-5cc (Adults/Children) or 1-2 cc (Infants <2 years). *Lithium Heparin may be used but is not preferred; EDTA and plasma separator tubes (PST) are not acceptable for cytogenetic analysis.
Shipping Conditions: Ship the sample at room temperature to the laboratory by overnight express. Specimen should arrive in the laboratory within 48 hrs of sample date. Specimen cannot be frozen.

Turn Around Time: 18 days
Billing Information
List Price: *For Insurance or Institutional Prices, please call.
CPT Codes: 88262x1, 88230x1, 88289x1, 88291x1, 88280x1


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