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Cryopreservation of cells

Item Value
Available Stat? No
Test code CYTOFZ
Performed by Medical Genomics - Cytogenetics
Method Freezing cells at -70C
Container type
Sample type Cultured cells from amniocentesis, chrorionic villus sampling, and solid unfixed tissue samples.
UCSF Rejection Criteria Insufficient volume; unlabeled tubes; clotted samples; broken, leaking or contaminated tubes; frozen samples.
Processing notes Refer any questions to Cytogenetics. This test will only be ordered by Cytogenetics staff
Normal range
Synonyms Cell freezing
Additional information The Cytogenetics Lab does not have the capability of long term cryogenics. Cells may no longer be available after 12 months of storage at -80C. Recovery rate is dependent on the age and quality of the cultures at the time of storage.
CPT coding 88240
LDT or Mod FDA? N/A
Last Updated 6/25/2015 10:59:34 AM
Entry Number 1178
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