Cell Culture (Biochemical and Molecular Studies)
Epic Lab Code: CYT50
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Amniotic Fluid, Skin, Fetal Tissue, Diaphragm, Other Tissue
Specimen Instructions:
For transport media, use Ham's F-10, RPMI or MEM. As a backup, Ringers lactate solution can be used in place of media. Full paperwork, including a completed requisition from the reference laboratory, must accompany the specimen. 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 wait for the beep, then hang up.
Specimen obtained aseptically according to your protocol. DO NOT PUT SPECIMEN IN ALCOHOL OR FORMALIN OR FREEZE. Label tube with patient name and medical record number.
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.
Results of send-out studies will be available from the reference lab.

Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory Website
CPT Code:
88233, 88240
See Additional Information:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing