Chromosomal Analysis
Epic Lab Code: CYT51
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Fetal Blood (Prenatal Diagnosis)
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. Provide details of clinical information and family history (if applicable).
1-2 cc blood collected in a green-top Vacutainer® with sodium heparin. Invert tube to mix well. Label the tube with patient name and medical record number. DO NOT FREEZE OR CENTRIFUGE. Specimen should be obtained by the referring staff physician.
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:
Preliminary results are given for STAT cases within 24-72 hours. Allow 7 days for the final results.
Reference Range:
Male: 46,XY Female: 46,XX
CPT Code:
88230, 88262, 88291
See Additional Information:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing