Chromosomal Analysis
Epic Lab Code: CYT51
Downtime Form: C-12 Cytogenetics Request
Shivanand R. Patil Cytogenetics & Molecular Laboratory (Dept. of Pediatrics)
W-101 GH
356-3877 (Laboratory)
Specimen(s):
Skin, Other Tissue
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. 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.
Minimum:
Specimen obtained aseptically, according to your protocol. 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.
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 3-6 weeks for results.
Reference Range:
Male: 46,XY
Female: 46,XX
CPT Code:
88233, 88262, 88291
 
See Additional Information:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Testing