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)
Specimen(s):
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.
Minimum:
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