Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH-Bladder Carcinoma)
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
Voided Urine, Bladder Wash
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.
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. After hours specimens should be taken to Specimen Control. For
questions after hours, call (319) 356-1616 and ask the operator to
page the cytogenetics on-call staff at pager #5525.
Specimens accepted in the lab Monday-Friday, 0800-1700.
Allow 4-8 days for final results.
For autosomes, the reference range for each probe varies.
Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)