Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH-Bladder Carcinoma)
Epic Lab Code: CYT54
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory (Dept. of Pediatrics)
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Specimen(s):
Voided Urine, Bladder Wash
Specimen Instructions:
If a specimen is collected over the weekend, please page the technologist on call by dialing 1-888-533-0186. When it stops ringing, enter your phone number, the '#' sign, and hang up.
Minimum:
30 mL is recommended, but will not reject if <30 mL

Specimen obtained by referring staff physician. Collect specimen using sterile technique. DO NOT FREEZE OR CENTRIFUGE THE SPECIMEN, BUT DO REFRIGERATE THE SPECIMEN. Label the tube with patient name and medical record number. This analysis is done on interphase nuclei. Contact the Cytogenetics Lab for details.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection.
Testing Schedule:
Specimens accepted in the lab Monday-Friday, 0800-1700. After hours specimens should be taken to specimen control and a message left on the lab voice mail. In the case of an emergency, follow the instructions on the lab voice mail.
Turn Around Time:
Allow 4-8 days for final results.
Reference Range:
For autosomes, the reference range for each probe varies.
Comments:
This test can be used for monitoring the recurrence of carcinoma and for aneuploidy of chromosomes 3, 7, 17, and deletion of 9p21 region. Suitable for interphase analysis only. This analysis is done on interphase nuclei. Contact the Cytogenetics Lab for details.

Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory Website
Methodology:
Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
CPT Code:
88120, 88291
 
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Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing