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)
Product of Conception (POC)
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. Do not put specimen in alcohol or formalin. Do not freeze or flame or refrigerate. 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.
Specimen obtained aseptically according to your protocol. DO NOT SEND INTACT FETUS. Send only tissue specimen to the lab (chorionic villi - first choice; skin, diaphragm, chorion). Multiple tissue sources are acceptable. 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.
Turn Around Time:
Allow 3-6 weeks for final results.
Reference Range:
Male: 46,XY Female: 46,XX
CPT Code:
88233, 88262, 88291
See Additional Information:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing