Chromosomal Analysis
Epic 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.
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. 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:
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