Fluorescence In-Situ Hybridization (FISH-FFPE Screening)
Epic Lab Code: CYT54
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory (Dept. of Pediatrics)
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Specimen(s):
Tissue
Minimum:
Submit 4~6 slides with 2-4 micron cut sections on charged slide from formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded (FFPE) tissue block and include 1 hematoxylin-and-eosin stained slide.

Please do not send the block.

THE LAB DOES NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO CUT SECTIONS.
Delivery Instructions:
Submit specimen to laboratory as soon as possible after collection. Provide details of clinical information and family history (if applicable). 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.
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:
Allow 4-8 days for final results.
Reference Range:
The reference range for autosomes varies for each probe, call lab for information.
Comments:
We currently offer FISH studies on FFPE for glioma panel, aneuploid screening for gestational trophoblastic disease, lymphoma and certain types of soft tissue tumors.

Please contact the laboratory for further information.

Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory Website
CPT Code:
88271 x5, 88275 x5, 88291
 
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Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing