Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH-Aneuploidy Screening)
Label Mnemonic: ANEUP
Epic Lab Code: CYT54
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory
Department of Pediatrics
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Specimen(s):
Peripheral Blood (Newborn or Cord, and Others)
Minimum:
2 cc of infants venous 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.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Provide details of clinical information and family history (if applicable). 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.
Testing Schedule:
Specimens accepted in the lab Monday-Friday, 0800-1700.
Turn Around Time:
Preliminary results are given for STAT cases within 48 hours. Suitable for interphase and metaphase analysis. Allow 2-5 days for final results.
Reference Range:
Male: X and Y probe signals Female: two X probe signals The reference range for autosomes varies for each probe, call lab for information.
Methodology:
Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH)
CPT Code:
88271 x5, 88275 x5, 88291
 
See Additional Information:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing